Exhibition: Romare Bearden - A Black Odyssey
January 19, 2015
An exhibition featuring Sam Shaw photos in Romare Bearden’s collage works will be displayed—some for the first time--at the Columbia University Global Center Europe in Paris. Opening January 19th, this is the first destination of the exhibition tour "Romare Bearden - A Black Odyssey". Also on view are reproductions of Henri Matisse’s Odysseus series, and Matisse’s landmark book Jazz.
New Sophia Loren Autobiography
November 24, 2014
We just received our German edition copy of the new SOPHIA LOREN autobiography "My Life". The silver screen goddess herself chose this Sam Shaw photograph for the cover!
Special Collector's TV Guide Magazine
September 23, 2014
TV GUIDE SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION MAGAZINE BY SAM SHAW OUT NOW! Featuring rare and never-before-seen images and stories celebrating 60 years since Sam + Marilyn created the iconic "skirt blowing" photographs. 100 pages of Sam Shaw photographs of MM at work, at play and in love. Available for a limited time only. A true collectors edition...hope you enjoy it!
Biography.com Article Goes Viral
September 18, 2014
The article Sam Shaw's granddaughter Melissa Stevens wrote for Biography.com to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Shaw's "skirt-blowing" photographs of Marilyn Monroe was their most viral Facebook post to date! In just two days it reached 3.4 million people, was "liked" by nearly 70,000 and was shared over 11,000 times.
60th Anniversary of Sam Shaw's Historic Marilyn Monroe "Skirt Blowing" Photographs
September 15, 2014
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Sam Shaw's photographs from the The Seven Year Itch at the location of the original photo shoot on Lexington Avenue between 52nd and 53rd streets in NYC! From 7am to 7pm create your own photograph #MyMarilynMoment. And later tonight animated projections of Shaw's photos will be projected on various landmark buildings in Times Square, Union Square, Columbus Circle and around Grand Central Station. Read more about the events here.
A Great Artist Was Born...
September 2, 2014
103 years ago today and his name is Romare Bearden. If you don't know his work, you should. Sam Shaw took this photograph of Bearden and one of his most famous collages, "The Block", which now lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
Paris Blues Available for the First Time on DVD and Blu-Ray
August 20, 2014
Paris Blues (1961), the first film Sam Shaw produced, is now available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray. Read more about the film starring Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Joanne Woodward and Diahann Carroll in this NY Times article.
Marlon Brando's Estate Launches New Website
July 1, 2014
This year marks the 90th anniversary of Marlon Brando's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. In celebration of his life, Shaw Family Archives collaborated with the Marlon Brando Estate on the new Marlon Brando website, which features photographs by Sam Shaw.
Blondie Co-founder Chris Stein Celebrates 40 years of his Photography
June 3, 2014
Now through July 15th Chris Stein's photographs of his legendary group Blondie are on view at the Dream Downtown @ 355 West 16th Street, New York City. Above: a photo of Deborah Harry and Sam Shaw taken in 1977 during the filming of the Blondie documentary Shaw directed and produced just before the release of Parallel Lines. Photo courtesy (c) Chris Stein
Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn!
May 4, 2014
From the Archives...Sam Shaw photographing Audrey Hepburn on the streets of Paris during a break from filming Love in the Afternoon, 1956.
Amateur Photographer Magazine Covers the Story Behind Sam Shaw's Most Famous Photographs
April 29, 2014
Everyone knows the photographs. Not everyone knows the story behind the photographs. Amateur Photographer reveals how one of the most famous images of the 20th century was created...
Actor Gary Oldman tells US Weekly that last book he read was Sam Shaw
March 1, 2014
We were already fans of versatile actor Gary Oldman's work but he just got a lot cooler. In a recent interview with US Weekly he revealed that he loves John Cassavetes, just read the book Sam Shaw by Lorie Karnath, and the movie Husbands produced by Sam Shaw means the most to him.
Biography.com Honors John Cassavetes with Sam Shaw Photos
February 3, 2014
The independent filmmaking icon John Cassavetes passed away 25 years ago. On this important anniversary, Biography.com is honoring his work and legacy. The article features photographs by Cassavetes' good friend Sam Shaw. View it here.
The Telegraph Celebrates Sam Shaw's 102nd Birthday
January 15, 2014
Happy Birthday Sam Shaw! Today we celebrate his 102nd birthday anniversary. For the occasion, London's The Telegraph has posted this piece honoring Sam's life and work. Hope you enjoy it. In the words of Duke Ellington, Sam we love you madly!
New SFA Homepage Featuring Marlon Brando
January 7, 2014
For 2014, we're featuring a Sam Shaw photo of Marlon Brando and Anthony Quinn playing pool off-set during the shooting of Viva Zapata! (1951). This year marks both the 10th anniversary of Brando's death and the 90th anniversary of his birth!
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MARILYN: I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOUThe exhibition Marilyn: I Wanna Be Loved By You at the Hotel de Caumont Centre D'Art in Aix-en-Provence, France, features works by Sam Shaw, André de Dienes, Milton Greene, Philippe Halsman, Eve Arnold, Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, Ed Feingersh, George Barris, Bert Stern, and others. On view from October 22, 2016 to May 1, 2017.