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Behind the Scenes of Classic Hollywood Films

Selections from Ernst Haas' photo book, 'On Set'

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Photographer Ernst Haas was first published in LIFE, documenting prisoners of war after World War II. Working with legendary photographers Robert Capa and Henry Cartier-Bresson, Haas became one of the premier experimental photographers of the 1950s. In photo book On SetHaas’ work with directors like Gene Kelly and Michael Cimino is distilled into a series of iconic film stills. See a selection of them below.

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Gregory Peck and Chuck Connors in Big Country [1958] (Ernst Haas, On Set, Published by Steidl)
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Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer in West Side Story [1961] (Ernst Haas, On Set, Published by Steidl)
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Orson Welles in The Third Man [1949] (Ernst Haas, On Set, Published by Steidl)
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Sophia Loren and Cary Grant in The Pride and the Passion [1957] (Ernst Haas, On Set, Published by Steidl)
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John Huston and Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits [1960] (Ernst Haas, On Set, Published by Steidl)