Zinn Arthur hollywood photographer of the stars

If you’re looking for stunning, unique images of the classic Hollywood stars of the 40s, ‘50s and ‘60s, when glamour wasn’t just big, it was everything, look no further than the revealing collection by Zinn Arthur. Zinn -- friend, confidante, and photographer to the biggest stars of the silver screen -- captured the moments that made them immortal. His images of the world’s most seductive stars, like Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren, became legendary, not because of how much they revealed, but how much was left to the imagination. Zinn didn’t have them pose to show it all off. He let their natural pose put on a show.

Zinn didn’t shoot from behind a red, velvet rope or a studio gate. He spent time with celebrities on their movie sets and in their dressing rooms and homes. By developing personal relationships with stars including Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis, Charlton Heston and Rock Hudson, Zinn didn’t make them work for a good shot. He got to know them, let them be themselves, and waited for the shots that worked.

Celebrities loved the way Zinn photographed them because he knew how to capture them in a flattering light. He wasn’t some star-struck amateur who was content to shoot them in the glare of the spotlight or the limelight. He used shadow and light, and all the magic in between, to set a mood and tell a story.

Marilyn Monroe lying on a bed draped in shadows, Sophia Loren heating up the camera with her smoldering stare, a young Jane Fonda quizzically looking into the lens as if to figure out what’s next, Rock Hudson smiling and relaxed on the beach, and Yul Brenner and Deborah Kerr swirling in their famous dance in “A King and I,” with a whoosh that seems to gather up as much motion as one frame can hold. These are just a few of the hundreds of posed images and candids now available in the exclusive Zinn Arthur Archive collection.

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Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Fred Astaire, Yul Brenner, Sophia Loren, Nat King Cole, Liberachi
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