the PHIL STERN GALLERY presents:
Opening Reception Saturday, February 25th from 7p-11p
WHO: Legendary photographer, Phil Stern, recognized for his intimate photographs taken over the years of Hollywood luminaries such as James Dean, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, and many more.
WHAT: In celebration of this year’s Academy Awards, we will be honoring four decades of filmmaking captured by the one and only Phil Stern aka Snapdragon. Phil photographed over one hundred feature film sets including THE ALAMO, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE, THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, 1941, & GUYS & DOLLS, to name a few.
Phil’s access on these sets allowed him to capture behind the scenes moments with legendary filmmakers such as Otto Preminger, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and iconic movie stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando, John Wayne, & Judy Garland.
As the Academy Awards honor contemporary film accomplishments, we will be celebrating the filmmakers and icons that have made filmmaking what it is today. From a nail biting Otto Preminger on the set of PORGY AND BESS, to Rita Moreno rehearsing a dance routine for WESTSIDE STORY, to Marlon Brando celebrating with his Academy Award from ON THE WATERFRONT. All these extraordinary images and many more can be seen at INSIDE HOLLYWOOD — An intimate glimpse at the real behind the scenes as only Phil Stern’s lens could capture.
“Since the 1940′s, his pioneering techniques and uncanny gift for stripping the masks off his iconographic subjects-John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, and Frank Sinatra, to name only a few – have established his legend. Phil helped to define the movie capital during its golden age; he brought America’s celebrity culture into focus, and into our homes.” Patricia Bosworth, A Life’s Work/powerHouse Books
WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2012 7:00 pm – 11:00p PST
WHERE: 601 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
MORE: Phil Stern will be in attendance and available for interviews. The exhibition will run from February 25, 2012 until April 21, 2012.
For more information, please visit www.philsterngallery.com