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Loomis Dean was a star Life Magazine photographer, who gained his notoriety from an uncanny ability to disarm his subjects, continuously putting them at ease. Truly seeing the camera as an extension of self, Dean seldom went out of the house without at least three cameras around his neck. The large breadth of his work- with photos of such personalities as Elvis, Lucille Ball, Liberace and Ernest Hemingway- proved his disarming but prepared tactics were successful.

This photograph shows Bardot at the Paris salon of the man who discovered her, Jean Barthet, the celebrated fashion designer and milliner. When Bardot was in her early teens, she was a 'dancing model' at her mother's shop. Struck by her original beauty, at 14, Bardot was encouraged by Barthet to model for Elle magazine. Film director Roger Vadim, noticed Bardot on the cover of Elle and approached her to become an actress and later on, his wife.

Typed on reverse: B.B. BUYS A HAT “Wrap this one up” Please acknowledge: photograph by LOOMIS DEAN. CAMERA PRESS LONDON. 9087-13

Stamped on reverse: Holmes Lebel 59, Rue de Grenelle PARIS - VII Tél: LITTRÉ 04.88-35.84

COPYRIGHT CAMERA PRESS LTD. RUSSELL COURT, CORAM STREET, LONDON. W.O.1 TERMINUS 4488 & 9393

Written on reverse in red pen:

BARDOT Brigitte



Vintage photographs presented by Flash Projects include pre-owned photographs, including press images which may have been frequently handled. Flash Projects is happy to send condition reports of any contemporary edition or vintage work on request. Condition reports are provided as a service to interested parties, and buyers should note that descriptions of property are not warranties. Each item is sold ‘as is’.

Loomis Dean

Bardot at the Paris salon of Jean Barthet

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

30.4 x 20.5 cms (11.95 x 8.06 ins)

c.1963


£950.00

Typed on reverse:
BB BUYS A HAT
"wrap this one up"
Please Acknowledge: photograph by LOOMIS DEAN
CAMERA PRESS LONDON

Stamped on reverse:
Holmes Lebel
59, Rue de Grenelle
PARIS-VII.
Tél. LITTRÉ 0488-3584

also stamped
COPYRIGHT
CAMERA PRESS
LTD
RUSSELL COURT
CORAM STREET
LONDON W.O.1
TERMINUS 4488 & 9393

 

£850