Magnum on Set exhibition to open in Italy this summer

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W. Eugene Smith Charlie Chaplin during the shooting of his movie 'Limelight'. Hollywood, California, USA. 1952. © W. Eugene Smith | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath © The Inge Morath Foundation US actor Dustin Hoffman during the filming of Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman'. New York, USA. 1985. © Inge Morath © The Inge Morath Foundation | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn US actress Katharine Hepburn during the filming of 'Suddenly Last Summer'. London, England. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn Twenty-five-year-old Elizabeth Taylor on the set of 'Suddenly Last Summer', in which she co-stars with Katharine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift. S'Agaró, Spain. 1959. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing The American actor Gregory Peck playing Captain Ahab in John Huston's film 'Moby Dick'; adapted from the novel by Hermann Melville. Entangled in the ropes of his harpoon he is drowned by the white (...)
Henri Cartier-Bresson US actress Marilyn Monroe. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Dennis Stock American actor John Wayne on the set of 'Alamo'. USA. 1959. © Dennis Stock | Magnum Photos
Nicolas Tikhomiroff From left to right: Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins and Romy Schneider. © Nicolas Tikhomiroff | Magnum Photos
Dennis Stock James Dean during the filming of 'Rebel Without a Cause,' inside the planetarium. California, USA. 1955. © Dennis Stock | Magnum Photos
Elliott Erwitt Marilyn Monroe during the filming of 'The Seven Year Itch'. New York, USA. 1954. © Elliott Erwitt | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni during the making of 'Zabriskie Point'. California, USA. 1968. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos

This summer, the much-celebrated Magnum On Set exhibition will open at the Lucca Center Of Contemporary Art.

Magnum photographers have witnessed some of the most important moments in cultural history, including capturing iconic behind-the-scenes images of some of the greatest moments in cinematic history. The photographs collated for Magnum on Set show a different side to the activities of the agency’s photographers.

This exhibition includes images from a vast array of films including Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight (with W. Eugene Smith), Billy Wilder’s The Seven Year Itch (with Elliott Erwitt), Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause (with Dennis Stock); Orson Welles’ The Trial (with Nicolas Tikhomiroff), John Huston’s Moby Dick (with Erich Lessing), Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Suddenly, Last Summer (with Burt Glinn), Andrzej Zulawski’s That Most Important Thing: Love (with Jean Gaumy), Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point (with Bruce Davidson), and Volker Schlondorff’s Death of a Salesman (with Inge Morath).

The exhibition features both classic and rarely seen photos of Hollywood’s finest, including Montgomery Clift, James Dean, Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn, Charlton Heston, Dustin Hoffman, Buster Keaton, Klaus Kinski, John Malkovich, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, Anthony Perkins, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, Natalie Wood and many more.

For more information please see Lu.C.C.A. website.