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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

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 (W. Eugene Smith), Billy Wilder’s The Seven Year Itch (Elliott Erwitt), Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause (Dennis Stock), Orson Welles’ The Trial (Nicolas Tikhomiroff), John Huston’s Moby Dick (Erich Lessing), Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Suddenly, Last Summer (Burt Glinn), Andrzej Zulawski’s L’important c’est d’aimer (Jean Gaumy), Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point (Bruce Davidson) and Volker Schlondorff’s Death of a Salesman (Inge Morath).

Dennis Stock John Wayne on the set of the film "The Alamo." USA. 1959. © Dennis Stock | Magnum Photos

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.

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 harpon he is drowned by the white w (...)