L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i



Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gary Cooper. Enough said.



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These photographs were all taken in the early to mid- Thirties. (One may be even earlier.) A few of the images are quite well-known, others not at all. Among the photographers whose work is represented here are: Clarence Sinclair Bull, Eugene Robert Richee, Edward Steichen, and George Hoyningen-Huene.






5 comments:

  1. The story goes that Gary Cooper had a tendency, in his youth, to greet visitors to his on-set dressing room while completely nude. I doubt anyone complained. A beautiful man.

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    1. Yes, I've heard that, too. And, no, I expect the complaints were - very - few. ; )

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  2. I'm getting 'Clive Owen' in many of those photos. Thanks for sharing images I've never seen. And Shawn, that would be amazing.

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  3. The shot of him standing next to the car is fascinating. It looks much less posed and stiff than the others - his tie is all over the place - but the more I look at it, the odder it seems. Cooper looks rugged, as if he was going shooting (there's a hunting rifle in the bottom corner), but the car and the dogs look too urbane for that. With the square format and the off-center composition and the real-world quality it's the most modern-looking image of the lot.

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    1. This one looks like a mere snapshot to me, not intended for publication, as the others certainly were. Yes, the content of the image - is - odd; take out the rifle and it's straightforward enough. "Coop" was a big hunter - yuck - so maybe he just stopped somewhere, shooting at rabbits or something. One of the dogs in the picture - definitely not hunting dogs; maybe that's why they're stuck in the car - the non-Poodle-y one, looks to be the second dog he's posed with later in the group.

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