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.