Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

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The career of photographer Terry O'Neill was formed thanks to a series of accidents. One day, a Briton, who had dreamed of playing in a jazz band since childhood, learned about the legendary technique of American drummers and wanted to go to study in the USA. Flights were so expensive that O'Neill went to get a job as a steward at the British national airline to fly to music courses in America for free. There were no vacancies in the company, and he was offered the position of assistant photographer in the technical department.

In 1959, O'Neill photographed a random man sleeping on the floor of Heathrow Airport, and he turned out to be the British Home Secretary. The picture got on the cover of the Sunday Dispatch, and the editor of the magazine suggested that the Briton regularly shoot for their publication. So Terry O'Neill got access to all the iconic celebrities of the 1960s and took a lot of light and spontaneous reportage shots with them. According to the Briton, during his life he photographed everyone he wanted.

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

American actress Anjanette Comer with British actor Michael Caine during the filming of the film "Funeral in Berlin", 1966.

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Elvis Presley's performance at the opening of one of the concert tours that marked his return to the stage. Caesars Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, 1970.

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

British actress Joan Collins (the older sister of writer Jackie Collins, starred in the TV series "Dynasty") at her home in London, 1970s.

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Photographer Patrick Lichfield, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, and Britt Ekland (Bond girl in the movie "The Man with the Golden Gun").

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Swiss actress Ursula Andress, the first "Bond girl" from the movie "Doctor Know". Shot between takes during the filming of the film "She", 1965.

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Frank Sinatra with his understudy and security guards is heading to the set of the detective film "The Girl in Cement". Miami Beach, 1968.

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Superstars of the 1960s, shot by the classic photographer Terry O'Neill

Photo of musician David Bowie for the cover of his eighth studio album Diamond Dogs. London, 1974. "The dog lay quietly at his feet for the whole shoot, but when we finished, she suddenly jumped up. I was lucky that I didn't have time to put the camera down. As a result, this picture was used for the album," — this is how Terry O'Neill recalled the history of this picture.

Keywords: 60s | 70s | Actors | Actresses | Models | Photographers | Black and white photography

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