Artist Profile: Leo Fuchs (1929 — 2009)


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 (1958)

Audrey Hepburn, with monkey (1958)

Audrey Hepburn, with monkey (1958)

Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee (1960)

Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee (1960)

Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee Walking In The City (1960)

Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee Walking In The City (1960)

Carl Foreman (1962)

Carl Foreman (1962)

Doris Day and Cary Grant (1961)

Doris Day and Cary Grant (1961)

Doris Day and Rock Hudson (1960)

Doris Day and Rock Hudson (1960)

Gina Lollobrigida (1958)

Gina Lollobrigida (1958)

Jack Lemmon and Harold Lloyd (1962)

Jack Lemmon and Harold Lloyd (1962)

Maria Perschy (1963)

Maria Perschy (1963)

Marlon Brando (1963)

Marlon Brando (1963)

Marlon Brando in A Bedtime Story (1963)

Marlon Brando in A Bedtime Story (1963)

Mary Badham during the filming on To Kill A Mockingbird (1961)

Mary Badham during the filming on To Kill A Mockingbird (1961)

Mary Badham and Gregory Peck (1961)

Mary Badham and Gregory Peck (1961)

Paul Newman, diving (1959)

Paul Newman, diving (1959)

Rock Hudson (1964)

Rock Hudson (1964)

Sal Mineo shooting Exodus (1959)

Sal Mineo shooting Exodus (1959)

Shirley MacClaine and Daughter (1962)

Shirley MacClaine and Daughter (1962)

Shirley MacClaine in Irma La Douce (1962)

Shirley MacClaine in Irma La Douce (1962)

Steve McQueen (1962)

Steve McQueen (1962)

Steve McQueen (1963)

Steve McQueen (1963)

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