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Stanley Kubrick 

Stanley Kubrick 

Between 1945 and 1950, Stanley Kubrick worked as a staff photographer for LOOK magazine. He was not yet Kubrick, the famous film director; he was just Stanley, the kid from the Bronx with an uncanny photographic sensibility. Only 17 years old when he joined the magazine’s ranks, he was by far its youngest photographer. Kubrick often turned his camera on his native city, drawing inspiration from the variety of personalities that populated its spaces. Photographs of nightclubs, street scenes, and sporting events were amongst his first published images, and in these assignments, Kubrick captured the pathos of ordinary life in a way that belied his young age. The Museum’s collection contains 129 of Kubrick’s assignments for the magazine, encompassing more than 15,000 individual images, the vast majority of them never published. 


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Stanley Kubrick 
Burl Ives [Burl Ives performing.]
Burl Ives [Burl Ives performing in a bar.]
Beaux Arts Ball [Members of the Architectural League of New York putting on makeup at a costume party.]
Beaux Arts Ball [Man and woman at a costume party for members of the Architectural League of New York.]
Beaux Arts Ball [Woman at a costume party for members of the Architectural League of New York.]
Circus [Children running along train tracks.]
Circus [Balancing act with trapeze artists.]
Palisades Amusement Park [Amusement ride.]
Palisades Amusement Park [Children at a carnaval game.]
Show Girl [Rosemary reading music in bed.]
Show Girl [Rosemary pouring tea in the kitchen.]
Show Girl [Rosemary Williams at church.]
Circus Story: Clown
Boxing [at the] Police Athletic League [Two boys boxing.]
Betsy Von Furstenberg [Shopping.]
Betsy Von Furstenberg [On a swing.]
Betsy Von Furstenberg [With friends.]
Betsy Von Furstenberg [Dancing at a party.]
Betsy Von Furstenberg [In front of a magnolia tree.]
Betsy Von Furstenberg [At a restaurant.]
Betsy Von Furstenberg [Climbing a tree.]
Betsy Von Furstenberg [Reading a script in a windowsill.]
Betsy Von Furstenberg [On a swing.]
Arthur Godfrey [Horse show jumping.]
Peter Arno [Arno at the bar with a woman.]
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