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Sid Avery's Hollywood

Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is pleased to announce a major exhibition of photographs by Sid Avery, concurrent with the publication of the new book of the same title. Sid Avery: The Art of the Hollywood Snapshot opens with a public reception on Friday, February 1, from 5 - 7 PM. The exhibition will continue through March 24.

James Dean on the set of Rebel Without a Cause; Audrey Hepburn on her bike with her pet dog in tow; Marlon Brando taking out the garbage; Rock Hudson emerging from the shower; Elizabeth Taylor soaking up the sun. These are just a few of the myriad of iconic images for which Sid Avery is responsible.

The renowned photographer was one of the greatest names working in Hollywood from the 1940s to 1960s and became known for his candid portraits of the stars. He made history as the only photographer to shoot both the original 1960 cast of Ocean's Eleven and the 2001 remake, recreating his iconic group shot around the pool table. Avery was also responsible for establishing the Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive. This exhibition been produced in association with the photographer's son, Ron, with full access granted to the depths of the archive and includes many rare prints signed by Sid Avery. This complete anthology of Avery's work includes outtakes and contact sheets, with over half of the material never-before-seen, and is presented concurrent with the publication of a sumptuous new book that is a long overdue tribute to his prolific talent. The book is available from the gallery.

Audrey Hepburn and her pet dog

Audrey Hepburn On Her Bike With Pet Dog

Sid Avery's Hollywood

Marlon Brando, At Home With Bongos, 1955

Elizabeth Taylor Sunning Herself on the Marfa, Texas Set of

James Dean with Bolex camera on the location for Giant, Marfa, Texas, 1955

James Dean, 1955

James Dean Contact Sheet from "Giant"

James Dean On Location for "Giant" in Marfa, Texas, 1955

Stars of "Oceans 11" Stage a Fight

The cast of "Ocean's 11", 1960

The cast of "Ocean's 11", 2001

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and their son, in their home, Los Angeles, 1952

Humphrey Bogart, 1952

Dean Martin, "Temptation"

Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Stage a Fight

Dean Martin during a break from his TV show in Hollywood, 1961

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, "No Oscar"

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, "Domestic Bliss", 1958

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward on the set of "Rally 'Round The Flag Boys", 1958

Frank Sinatra with camera, Capitol Records

Frank Sinatra, Capitol Records

Frank Sinatra

Gregory Peck, 1955

Rock Hudson with Ann Blyth during the production of "Horizons West" 1952

Rock Hudson on telephone at home, 1952

Rock Hudson washing his car, 1952

Buster Keaton, "What Elephant?"

Steve McQueen with John Sturges, Looking at his Jaguar

Steve McQueen in his 1957 Jaguar XK SS Hollywood, CA

Steve McQueen in his 1957 Jaguar XKSS

Steve McQueen with pistol at his Hollywood Hills home, 1961

Sammy Davis playing piano at home

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