Jan 17, 2018 | By Samuel Trotman
David Bowie & Elizabeth Taylor, Hollywood, 1975
Renowned British photographer Terry O’Neill snapped everybody who was anybody in the mid-20th century, focusing his lens on the movers and shakers of the swingin’ 60s & 70s. These ‘It Girls & Boys’- actors and musicians as diverse as Bridget Bardot and David Bowie- are the focus of a new exhibit of the same name at London’s Little Black Gallery, through October 22nd, 2011. The infamous lensman- now 73- recently commented on the dire state of celebrity in this reality-TV-obsessed era, ‘The so-called celebrities of today have none of the oomph and sex appeal of the stars back then.’
Upon closer view of a sultry Elizabeth Taylor, or sullen and sexy David Bowie, as viewed through O’Neill’s lens, we can only agree.
The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk, London, SW10 0AJ. Open Monday – Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-5pm. Admission Free.
Audrey Hepburn, 1967
The Rolling Stones, 1965
Goldie Hawn on the set of ‘There’s a Girl in My Soup’, 1970
David Bowie, Diamond Dogs era, circa 1974; Bridget Bardot in Spain, 1971
The Beatles pre-LSD, 1963
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