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Eve Arnold on the set of The Misfits with Marilyn Monroe.  ©

Eve Arnold on the set of The Misfits with Marilyn Monroe. ©  Photographer unknown–perhaps Robert Penn

By Paul Goldfinger, Photography editor @Blogfinger

While we are on the subject of still photographers working on images of actors and scenes while a film is being shot, undoubtedly the most famous of that genre was on the set of The Misfits, a 1961 John Huston film starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach and Thelma Ritter.

 Huston invited members of the famed photo agency “Magnum” to have freedom on the set to shoot the dynamic scenes behind the scenes. They mostly took photographs of the actors in and out of their film roles.

The famous group of photographers included Bruce Davidson, Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, Cornell Capa, Robert Penn,Inge Morath, Elliott Erwitt, and Ernst Haas.  So many of their images became famous, and books have been written about that collaborative photographic project.

Below is a link where you can see some of those photos:    Phaidon published a book called The Misfits.  This link is about when photographer Eve Arnold met Marilyn Monroe.




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