Archive | Terry O'Neill: Faces of legend

Retrospective of some of the best photographs of Terry O'Neill, who photographed in the 60s and 70s, the faces of some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

From February 17 to May 31, 2015 – Museu del Cinema

Since the early 1960s Terry O'Neill's keen eye has brought us unforgettable photographs that have contributed to our collective imagination of many of the biggest stars of our age. Fully in tune with the laid-back vibe of the 1960s, O'Neill infused his portraits with a natural, improvised style.

O'Neill shot his first photographs of the then unknown Beatles in the back yard of Abbey Road Studios in 1963. It was the first time a pop group had been on the front page of a newspaper. Despite the editor's reluctance, the newspaper sold out in a few hours. This photograph was followed by others of the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Elton John.

Hollywood's golden era stars in the 1960s and 70s were also captured by Terry O'Neill's lens. His circle included actors such as Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, Catherine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Steve McQueen and the woman we would marry, Faye Dunaway. But it was perhaps Frank Sinatra who he photographed most throughout his career; he was the singer's friend and personal photographer for 30 years. O'Neill had the ability to capture intimate, everyday moments with his subjects. Thus, by making himself almost invisible, O'Neill revealed the true face of the stars.

Production: Fundación Telefónica
Organisation: Fundación Telefónica and Museu del Cinema
Curated by Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz

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