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Title

Nat "King" Cole performs at Ciro's Night Club. In the audience Jack Palance (left) and Gig Young (right)

1954

Artist

Sid Avery

United States of America

1918 - Jul 2002

  • Details

    Date
    1954
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Edition
    23/70
    Dimensions
    36.4 x 46.5 cm image; 40.3 x 50.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed verso l.c., pencil "Sid Avery". Dated verso, "... 1954...".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1992
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    165.1992
    Copyright
    © Sid Avery Estate

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  • About

    Sid Avery was an American photographer who was best known for capturing the private moments of legendary Hollywood celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, as seen in his book, 'Hollywood at Home: A Family Album 1950-1965', published in 1990.
    Avery's work in the 1950s and 60s was a departure from the glamorized portraits of an earlier Hollywood era when images of the stars were tightly controlled by the major film studios. It was often featured in publications such as Life, Look, Colliers and The Saturday Evening Post.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Hollywood at home, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 31 Jul 1992–05 Oct 1992

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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