Born in Vienna, Leo Fuchs immigrated to the United States in 1939 and sold his first picture (of Eleanor Roosevelt) when he was still a teenager. He dropped out of school when he was 14 years old, apprenticed at Globe Photos in New York, and was a professional photographer at the age of 16. After working a Signal Corps cameraman in Germany in the 1950s, Fuchs remained in Europe and was hired as a still photographer for several European film productions. This led to Fuchs being hired by magazines like Look, Life, and Paris Match to photograph the film stars of the day. He was eventually hired by Universal Pictures to serve as a still photographer for several productions. Fuchs eventually moved into film production.
His photographs are some of the best pictures taken of Hollywood in the 50s and 60s. Below are just a few of them.
Audrey Hepburn (1958)
Audrey Hepburn, with monkey (1958)
Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee (1960)
Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee Walking In The City (1960)
Carl Foreman (1962)
Doris Day and Cary Grant (1961)
Doris Day and Rock Hudson (1960)
Gina Lollobrigida (1958)
Jack Lemmon and Harold Lloyd (1962)
Maria Perschy (1963)
Marlon Brando (1963)
Marlon Brando in A Bedtime Story (1963)
Mary Badham during the filming on To Kill A Mockingbird (1961)
Mary Badham and Gregory Peck (1961)
Paul Newman, diving (1959)
Rock Hudson (1964)
Sal Mineo shooting Exodus (1959)
Shirley MacClaine and Daughter (1962)
Shirley MacClaine in Irma La Douce (1962)
Steve McQueen (1962)
Steve McQueen (1963)
This another one that speaks for itself. When I was a kid and MTV would do lists of the greatest music videos ever made, this always made the list. Of course it did. It’s a great video even if I’m not sure it has anything to do with the song. It’s very creative. Along with Robert Palmer’s Addicted To Love, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and a handful of other music videos from the 80s, you can pretty much count on everyone having seen this one all these years later. If not, then press play. It’s also the song that makes everyone try to hit a high note that very few people can hit.
Speaking of creative. It also happens to be the first music video used for the literal music video meme.
I would have posted the music video for the Ghostbusters song today, but the amazing literal version is missing from YouTube at the moment. It just isn’t worth posting without it right now.