Category: hollywood

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Lena Horne photographed by Moneta Sleet Jr. in 1968

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1961.

Her tracheotomy scar from an emergency procedure due to pneumonia that left her unable to breathe during the filming of Cleopatra in Rome is clearly visible. 

Douglas Kirkland: “This is the image which started my career photographing celebrities. I was a young photographer at Look magazine and I was sent to Las Vegas to sit on an interview Elizabeth was giving to a journalist. She has said yes to the interview but no picture. She has not been seen for a while and had has a tracheotomy as result of being ill during the first attempt to shoot Cleopatra. After the interview I went up to her and held her hand and said:,‘it is wonderful to meet you. My name is Douglas Kirkland, I am new with this magazine, can you imagine what it would mean to me if you let me photograph you’ I did not let go of her hand, she wore jungle gardenia perfume which I could smell later on, she thought for a while and said “Come back tomorrow at 8pm.’” 

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(Original Caption): Sharon Tate, American actress, aged 22, has just been signed for a co-starring role in new MGM film, Eye of the Devil (initially titled Thirteen), pictured at her flat in Eaton Square, London, Friday 17th September 1965.

Photos by Arthur Sidey

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Boxer Mike Tyson and his wife Robin Givens photographed by Anthony Barboza for LIFE Magazine at home in Los Angeles, May 1988.

Ethel Waters photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1940.

She was the first black performer to have her own TV show, The Ethel Waters Show, which aired on NBC in 1939.

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Farrah Fawcett photographed by Bruce McBroom, 1976.

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Marilyn Monroe arriving by helicopter to a party held in her honor in August 1952. It was hosted by orchestra leader Ray Anthony who debuted a song he wrote for her titled “Marilyn.”  

Vintage Jet Magazine Covers – 1960s

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Fran Drescher photographed by Mario Casilli, circa 1991.

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Eartha Kitt with her granddaughter Rachel Shapiro in 1998.