Leo Fuchs movie star photos on sale
Leo Fuchs immigrated to the United States from Vienna in the late 1930s and was working the New York City beat as a newspaper photographer while still in his teens. In the 1950s, Fuchs worked on assignment for various magazines shooting directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and John Huston; and movie stars like Rock Hudson, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, and many others while they filmed in Europe. The photos are notable for their relaxed feel, intimacy, and sense of immediacy which was largely due to Fuchs's privileged relationships with the stars, as many felt they could trust him.
Hudson eventually lured Fuchs to Hollywood in 1961 to work for Universal Studios and to photograph behind-the-scenes shots of Hudson and Doris Day on Lover Come Back. Fuchs worked on the majority of Universal films for several years and his photos are a treasure trove for film lovers.
In 2007, Fuchs's son Alexandre came across 30 trunks of previously unseen photos from his time in Hollywood. Limited edition prints of those photographs are now available for sale at V & M and clearly show why Fuchs was in such high demand.
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