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I'm A Leo

Why Leo Fuchs is a name you need to know.
Photograph: Leo Fuchs

Sean Connery in L.A. for the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Marnie,' 1963.

If you haven’t yet picked up a copy of Leo Fuchs: Special Photographer from the Golden Age of Hollywood (powerHouse Books), all we can say is: Do it. Now. The book collects hundreds of Fuchs’s stunningly composed, jaw-droppingly stylish, never-before-published photographs, taken on or around the sets of marquee Hollywood films in the ’50s and ’60s. Fuchs, who counted Cary Grant among his closest friends—and gave up photography in 1964 to parlay his high-powered connections into a production career—was granted unprecedented access to the era’s most sharply-dressed luminaries. Connery, Newman, Brando, Mitchum, Hudson…They’re all here, unguarded and resplendent. (Scroll down for proof.) Tonight, designer Simon Spurr—along with the artist’s son Alexandre and photographer Bruce Weber, who penned the book’s introduction—will throw a party in Fuchs’s honor at the Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store.

Leo Fuchs: Special Photographer from the Golden Age of Hollywood (powerHouse Books), available here.

Simon Spurr/Bergdorf Goodman event, tonight, December 9, 6:30-8:00, at the Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store: 5th Avenue at 58th Street, third floor, N.Y.C.

Photograph: Leo Fuchs

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward sightseeing in Israel during the filming of 'Exodus,' 1959.

Photograph: Leo Fuchs

Marlon Brando on the set of 'The Ugly American,' Universal Studios, 1962.

Photograph: Leo Fuchs

Montgomery Clift in 'The Young Lions,' 1957.

Photograph: Leo Fuchs

Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida in Rome for the filming of 'Come September,' 1960.

Photograph: Leo Fuchs

Michael Caine in the first film produced by Leo Fuchs, 'Gambit,' 1966.

Photograph: Leo Fuchs

Robert Mitchum during the filming of 'Cape Fear,' Savannah, Georgia, 1961.

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