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Monday, May 14, 2018

17 Year Old Stanley Kubrick: Life in New York

The Museum of the City of New York has presented a new reading of the work of one of the 20th century’s great masters of storytelling by displaying, for the first time, a photographic archive of more than 120 stills shot by Kubrick for the general interest magazine Look from 1945 – when he was a 17-year-old high-school graduate from the Bronx – to 1950.

 The commissioned stories range from profiles of celebrities such as Montgomery Clift to photo essays on urban life, such as A Day in the Life of a Shoeshine Boy.

 A new book published by Taschen accompanies the exhibition, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of Kubrick’s cult science-fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Boxing [at the] Police Athletic League [Two boys boxing.]

Show Girl [Rosemary playing cards in the dressing room.]

Palisades Amusement Park [Children looking at a roller coaster.]

How People Look to Monkeys [Crowd looking at a monkey in a cage.]
Paddy Wagon [Gun used in the production of the television show Paddy Wagon.]

People Mugging [Man and woman walking down the street.]
People Mugging [Man smoking a cigar.]
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People Mugging [Portrait of a man on the street.]

Rosemary Williams, Show Girl [Kubrik photographing Rosemary Williams.]

Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs is at the Museum of the City of New York until October 28, 2018. Entrance is free


  1. Love these black and white photos! Real classic! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for your blog! This is great work!