Step back into the past, Hollywood's glam golden years with the photography of Sid Avery. The exhibition is at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, 116 Prince Street, 2nd Floor. Avery was a photographer who managed to capture private and unguarded moments of the eras big stars. His subjects were Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Kim Novak, Humphrey Bogart, Lucille Ball, Clark Gable, Lauren Bacall, Sammy Davis Junior, Joanne Woodward, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh and so many more.
Photo credit: Sid Avery
Sid Avery was a rare breed of photographers in the 50s; he was able to get the storied, glamorous stars to relax and just "be" in front of the camera. The candid style of photography was a very new and hot trend for the celeb magazines of the day. Fans were curious about what stars were really like and Avery was able to capture it on film. He was very much in demand and worked for top notch mags.
Michael Callahan wrote about Sid in a 2014 Vanity Fair article. He stated,"Sid shot almost every cinema giant of the mid-20th century and pulled off a feat surpassing even that: he captured them unguarded, stripping away the studio and P.R. artifice to find the people hiding underneath."
Avery later on transitioned into directing television commercials. In the 1980s, Avery founded the Hollywood Photographers Archive, which is now known as the Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive collection.
Now for the very first time, Avery's works have been collected and are being exhibited at the Morrison Hotel Gallery. The exhibition runs from October 21, 2016 to November 6, 2016.
The Morrison Hotel Gallery is located at 116 Prince Street, second Floor, NY, NY 10012. Visit their site for more information.