Rare pictures of Hollywood stars by Douglas Kirkland were brought to Russia for the first time

Rare pictures of Hollywood stars by Douglas Kirkland were brought to Russia for the first time

Categories: Celebrities | Exhibition

On January 17, the Lumiere Brothers Photography Center opens the first exhibition in Russia of one of the most famous Hollywood photographers, Douglas Kirkland. In the exhibition "Behind the Scenes", the public will see more than 140 of the best pictures of the master.

Today Kirkland is 84 years old. He started his career as an assistant to the legendary Irwin Penn, but very quickly he became an idol for millions. He has rare photographs of Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn, a cult series with Marilyn Monroe, work with Marlene Dietrich, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Robert de Niro, Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as filming behind the scenes of famous Hollywood blockbusters.

Rare pictures of Hollywood stars by Douglas Kirkland were brought to Russia for the first time

Rare pictures of Hollywood stars by Douglas Kirkland were brought to Russia for the first time

Marilyn Monroe. Hollywood. 1961. The evening of November 17, 1961 with one of the most beautiful women turned into a series of photographs that became iconic for both the actress and the young Kirkland.

Rare pictures of Hollywood stars by Douglas Kirkland were brought to Russia for the first time

Coco Chanel in her atelier. 31 Cambon Street, Paris, 1962. A whole series of pictures of the opening day at the Lumiere Brothers Photography Center is dedicated to the life and work of 79-year-old Coco Chanel. For three weeks, Kirkland followed the most famous couturier of all time to capture her preparations for fashion shows, everyday worries and walks around Versailles.

Rare pictures of Hollywood stars by Douglas Kirkland were brought to Russia for the first time

Audrey Hepburn. Paris. 1965. Many famous pictures of Audrey Hepburn belong to Kirkland.

Rare pictures of Hollywood stars by Douglas Kirkland were brought to Russia for the first time

Faye Dunaway and Marcello Mastroianni on the set of the movie "Lovers". Treviso. 1968. As a behind-the-scenes photographer, Douglas Kirkland has documented the filming process of more than 170 Hollywood blockbusters and independent films since the early 1960s. Among them: "The Sound of Music" (1965), "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968), "Titanic" (1997), "Moulin Rouge!" (2001), "The Great Gatsby" (2013).

Rare pictures of Hollywood stars by Douglas Kirkland were brought to Russia for the first time

Peter McNicol, Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline. "Sophie's choice." New York, 1982. In 1982, Kirkland went behind the scenes of the film adaptation of the novel "Sophie's Choice". The role of a Polish woman who lost her husband and children in a Nazi camp was played by a young Meryl Streep. Her partners on the site were future stars Peter McNicol and Kevin Kline.

Rare pictures of Hollywood stars by Douglas Kirkland were brought to Russia for the first time

Jack Nicholson at his home in Beverly Hills. 1975. Kirkland and Jack Nicholson have known each other for many years. In 1975, the photographer captured the famous actor with his first Oscar, which he received for the role of mad McMurphy in the film "Flying over the Cuckoo's Nest".

Rare pictures of Hollywood stars by Douglas Kirkland were brought to Russia for the first time

Dustin Hoffman. "Rain Man". New York, 1988. After the role of Raymond Babbitt in the drama "Rain Man", Dustin Hoffman was talked about all over the world, and this photo has graced more than one glossy publication.

Rare pictures of Hollywood stars by Douglas Kirkland were brought to Russia for the first time

Elizabeth Taylor on the set of the film "Kulik". Paris. 1964. Elizabeth Taylor is one of those who in the 60s were lucky enough to get into the lens of a famous photographer.

Rare pictures of Hollywood stars by Douglas Kirkland were brought to Russia for the first time

Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. "From Africa." Kenya. 1985. In 1985, Kirkland worked on the set of the adventure drama "From Africa", which won the Oscar for best film.

Keywords: Lumiere Brothers | Hollywood | Douglas Kirkland | Photographer

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