Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

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Photographer Earl Leaf didn't start shooting stars right away. He worked as a cowboy, sailor, scout, accountant, Salvation Army cadet and not only, and in the late 1930s he covered and filmed the Sino-Japanese War. Lief came to Hollywood only in 1949, when he was already 44 years old, and quickly gained popularity there. From then until his death, he remained one of the most beloved photographers of Hollywood stars.

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Joan Bradshaw on Hollywood Boulevard

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Musician Bruce Springsteen

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Actress Barbara Hines poses with a dog and Earl Leaf in Los Angeles, California

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Jimi Hendrix plays a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar during a soundcheck for his performance at the Hollywood Bowl on August 18, 1967 in Los Angeles, California

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Johnny Carson, host of "The Johnny Carson Show on CBS," jumps into the pool of his home in Los Angeles, California, July 5, 1956

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Elizabeth Taylor poses for a photographer on the beach in Malibu, California, July 4, 1956

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Clint Eastwood checks a gun at home in Los Angeles, California, June 1, 1956

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Marilyn Monroe at a party at her home in Los Angeles, California, March 3, 1956

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra at the table in Cocoanut Grove at the Eddie Fisher concert in Los Angeles, California, July 25, 1961

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Mao Zedong (left) and journalist and photographer Earl Leaf (right) pose for a portrait at the Chinese Communist Headquarters in Yan'an, China, 1938

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

Marilyn Monroe during a photo shoot in the backyard of Hollywood agent Johnny Hyde, May 17, 1950, Beverly Hills, California

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

A couple sits in a car parked on Mulholland Drive overlooking the city, June 7, 1951, Los Angeles, California

Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and other stars of the XX century in the lens of Earl Leaf

David Bowie plays at a party hosted by publicist, future nightclub impresario and DJ Rodney Bingenheimer at the home of lawyer Paul Figen in January 1971 in Los Angeles, California

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