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1949: People arriving at a Chicago theater, by Stanley Kubrick
1949: People arriving at a Chicago theater, by Stanley Kubrick

1949: People arriving at a Chicago theater, by Stanley Kubrick

Regular price £100

1949: People arriving at a Chicago theater, by Stanley Kubrick

(Stanley Kubrick / Look Magazine / Library of Congress)

Stanley Kubrick is a hugely significant figure in the history of cinema, directing 13 major feature films including Spartacus, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and the ground-breaking 2001: A Space Odyssey.  

But prior to his film career, the young Kubrick was an apprentice photographer at Look magazine.  First using a camera for his school’s publication, he was offered an apprenticeship at Look after he submitted a photograph.

This picture of people arriving at the Chicago Theatre, North State Street, Chicago, is drawn from a set of pictures the 21-year-old Kubrick took for the Look series “Chicago - City of Extremes”.  The theatre production in question, starring Jack Carson, Marion Hutton, and Robert Alda, was John Loves Mary, a farce.

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Specifications:

  • Limited edition print run of 100 pieces

  • Supplied with Paper Time Machine certificate of authenticity to provide limited edition provenance

  • Hand printed in the UK, global shipping available

  • Dimensions: 40 x 30cm including border for easy framing

  • Presented on premium Fuji photographic paper

  • C-type Fuji Crystal archive paper with a semi-matt finish. The paper is coated with a slightly stippled texture giving a very natural photographic finish with subtle colour