Sid Avery

Sid Avery Captures the Private Moments of Hollywood’s Golden-Era Stars (Photos)

During Hollywood’s Golden Era, photographer Sid Avery captured not only the glamorous side of movie stars, but also the personal moments when they’re just like the rest of us.

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Sid Avery

Stars: they’re just like us. And, Hollywood photographer Sid Avery was the first to show that to the world. Avery captured the private moments of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor, proving they were more than just the glamorous people they appeared on the big screen. On Saturday, to mark the 75th year since he took his first celebrity photo, mptv (a photo agency Avery founded to help preserve photographer’s images) will host a one-day exhibition and sale of Avery’s most iconic photos. Here, Audrey Hepburn is seen on the Paramount lot with her pet dog, Famous, in 1957.

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Marlon Brando at his Beverly Glen home in Los Angeles, 1953.

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Steve McQueen drives his 1957 XK-SS Jaguar through Nichols Canyon in Hollywood, 1960.

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Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor on location while shooting Giant in Marfa, Texas, 1955.

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James Dean on the set of Rebel Without a Cause, 1955.

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Audrey Hepburn looks into her dressing room mirror, 1957.

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Ocean's Eleven cast (left to right), 1960: Richard Conte, Buddy Lester, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Akim Tamiroff, Richard Benedict, Henry Silva, Norman Fell, and Clem Harvey.

Steve McQueen at his Hollywood home, 1960.

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Frank Sinatra at a Capitol Records recording session in Los Angeles circa 1957.

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Photo of Sid Avery circa 1960.