Burt Glinn’s work on the set of ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ offers a window into a production that was fraught with tension. The movie was Elizabeth Taylor’s first job after the death of her third husband, Mike Todd, in a plane crash. Just months after Todd’s death, Taylor had married Eddie Fisher and found herself at the center of a scandal, a position that would become familiar for her, though never comfortable, for the next 30 years. Glinn followed the cast and crew from Shepperton Studios in London to S’Agaro in Spain, photographing the actress both at work and behind the scenes.
Burt Glinn became an associate member of Magnum in 1951, along with Eve Arnold and Dennis Stock, before becoming a full member in 1954. He served as Magnum’s president twice.