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Bruce Davidson USA. California. 1968. Italian film director Michelangelo ANTONIONI during the making of "Zabriskie Point." © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos

Magnum photographers have borne witness to some of the most important moments in cultural history, recording the making of many of history’s classic films. This exhibition takes visitors behind the scenes of cinematic masterpieces 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 L’important c’est d’aimer (with Jean Gaumy), Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point (with Bruce Davidson) and Volker Schlondorff’s Death of a Salesman (with Inge Morath).

Eve Arnold US actress Marilyn Monroe on the Nevada desert going over her lines for a difficult scene she is about to play with Clarke Gable in the film "The Misfits" by John Huston. Nevada. USA. 1960. © Eve Arnold | 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. It is Taylor's first film after the death of her 3rd (...)

The exhibition features both classic and rarely seen photos of Hollywood’s finest such as 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. The photographs reveal an unusual side to the activities of the agency’s photographers, and reminds us of their ubiquity in postwar culture.

This exhibition has been produced by Magnum Photos and Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung, Munich.

Dennis Stock James Dean during the filming of "Rebel Without a Cause," inside the planetarium. California. USA. 1955. © Dennis Stock | Magnum Photos