Jack Cardiff Documentary in Washington

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff is screening at Washington’s West End Cinema from today through to July 14. ” ‘Cameraman’ should be required viewing for anyone interested in becoming more visually literate in an ever-more-media-drenched age. What’s more, it’s chock-full of yummy anecdotes from Cardiff’s work with such stars as Audrey Hepburn, …

Jack Cardiff on Marilyn, and ‘The African Queen’

John Huston’s The African Queen, photographed by Jack Cardiff, has been digitally restored and released on Blu-Ray. Marilyn attended the film’s premiere in February 1952, with her director friend, Nicholas Ray. (Her first big break had been in Huston’s 1950 movie, The Asphalt Jungle.) Cardiff, who died in 2009, is the subject of a recent …

Terry Johnson’s Marilyn: From ‘Prism’ to ‘Insignificance’

Prism, Terry Johnson’s new play at the Hampstead Theatre about the twilight years of Marilyn’s favourite cameraman Jack Cardiff, is enjoying  positive reviews. Elsewhere in London, Johnson’s most famous work – Insignificance – will be revived next month at the Arcola Theatre, with his daughter, Alice Bailey-Johnson, playing the Monroe-inspired leading lady. “Gorgeous photographs of …