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Carl Perutz -- photographs

subjects including... 

Marilyn Monroe, Helen Keller, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Durante, Roland Petit & Jeanmaire, Robert Capa, Eleanor Rosevelt, et al...

Artwork in various permanent collections, including:  Museum of Modern Art (NY), Metropolitan Museum of New York, Lincoln Center archives


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Carl Perutz took photographs from the 1920's through the 1970's.   This pictures included a spectrum of topics including war, peace, birth, and death.  After joining the U.S. Army shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he rose to the rank of Captain through his work doing aerial reconnaissance flying in B17's over North Africa, France, and Germany.   

After the war he moved to Paris, met Robert Capa, and joined the photographic agency, Magnum, which gained fame partly as the first agency to specialize in allowing its artists to retain copyright to their images.  Unlike Capa, Carl had seen enough combat by 1946 and he began photographing artists of literature, the visual, the stage, and the screen.  Of his various subjects, working with Helen Keller provided his most powerful experience.   It is, however, his photographs of Marilyn Monroe for which he is becoming best remembered.






A thank you to authors George Zeno and Christopher Nickens, who, in 2012, selected two of Carl's photos for "Marilyn in Fashion", including the cover photo.  http://www.amazon.com/Marilyn-Fashion-Enduring-Influence-Monroe/dp/0762443324

Contact Information

These, other Monroe images, and hundreds of other photographs are part of the Carl Perutz collection.  All of these images are Copyright 2004 Pete Livingston, Carl's son.   He may be contacted regarding licensing.

Marilyn Monroe is a trademarked name owned by the estate of Marilyn Monroe and managed by CMG Worldwide.

Electronic mail - for further info on the work of Carl Perutz, please write:
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Copyright   Pete Livingston
Last modified: Dec 23, 2007