‘Magnum on Set’ at Covent Garden

The London Film Museum is opening a new gallery in Covent Garden with a movie-themed exhibit from Magnum Photos.

“The collection includes masterpieces such as Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight, Billy Wilder’s The Seven Year Itch, Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without A Cause, Orson Welles’s The Trial, John Huston’s Moby Dick, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point, and many more.

Iconic actress Marilyn Monroe joins the prestigious collection in the emotive image of Eve Arnold captured in the Nevada desert whilst going over her lines for a difficult scene she was about to play with Clark Gable in the film ‘The Misfits’ by John Huston in 1960.

There will also be some exciting original artefacts including Eve
Arnold’s original Rollieflex, and Inge Morath’s Leica, not to mention original props, scripts and costumes. The photographers associated with Magnum have worked with movie-makers since its creation in 1947. Robert Capa, one of the founding fathers, had many friends in the film business – including Ingrid Bergman, Billy Wilder, and particularly John Huston – which gave him and other Magnum photographers access to the charmed and exclusive world of Hollywood.”

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