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May 9, 2012 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
There is a simple plaque near the entrance of the Chateau Marmont hotel that reads: "Helmut Newton: 1920-2004. " The sign commemorates the death of the famous German photographer, who died at age 83 after crashing his car into a wall outside the hotel, but it's also a reminder of Newton's ties to L.A. By the end of his life he spent winters here and shot extensively in and around the Sunset Strip hotel. And throughout his career as a fashion photographer with fans in the art world, he idealized a blond, long-legged, athletic sort of female beauty that could alternately be described as Germanic or Californian.
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October 3, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Conventional wisdom holds that Dario Argento, maker of such classics as "Suspiria" and "Deep Red," has been running on fumes for years now. But his latest, "Argento's Dracula 3D," has enough going for it besides its alphabetically VOD-friendly title to prove that the Italian horror and suspense maestro shouldn't be entirely counted out. At his best, Argento has a subversive wit and sinister perveyness somewhat analogous to that of photographer Helmut...
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January 24, 2004 | Mimi Avins, Times Staff Writer
Helmut Newton, the renowned photographer who in his 40-year career brought sexual provocation and menace to fashion tableaux that came to be recognized as art, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 83. Newton was in Los Angeles with his wife of 55 years, June, when he lost control of his car about noon when leaving the Chateau Marmont hotel on Sunset Boulevard and Marmont Lane.
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June 28, 2013 | By Steve Appleford
Until 2011, the sexually charged photographs of Helmut Newton had never been the subject of a major U.S. museum show. "It's a hypocrisy of the American psyche," says collector Manfred Heiting of the disparate reactions to Newton's hugely influential work. Heiting, the late photographer's friend and the organizer behind an exhibition that finally opened that year at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, adds, "Society has changed. We have changed. " A version of that Houston show has now landed at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, drawn from Newton's first three books - the career-defining "White Women," "Sleepless Nights" and "Big Nudes.
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June 24, 2012 | By Steve Appleford, Los Angeles Times
The old master spent his winter months at the Chateau Marmont, sitting beneath the palms, the white canopies and its distinctively European tower on the Sunset Strip. Photographer Helmut Newton was as recognizable there as his famous subjects, dining on the patio between sessions for Vanity Fair or Vogue as he shattered taboos through his pictures of startling sexuality. He'd first earned fame as a fashion photographer, shooting long-legged models in high heels in erotic layouts for publications such as Vogue and later added sadomasochistic nudes and celebrities in provocative poses to his portfolio.
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October 18, 2009 | Emili Vesilind
There will always be beauty, style and grace on the pages of fashion magazines and books, but the death of Irving Penn this month marks the end of an era of seminal photography. Penn, along with Richard Avedon, who died in 2004, practically invented modern fashion photography -- a place where art meets commerce -- in the mid-20th century. The influence of both artists -- along with a small group of mavericks who came after them -- figures prominently in fashion editorial and advertising campaigns to this day. Their striking images shaped how the world saw fashion and have long been ingrained in our psyches.
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April 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
Acclaimed photographer Helmut Newton, who died earlier this year in a Los Angeles car crash, will be buried in the same cemetery as Marlene Dietrich in his native Berlin, his widow said Friday. No date has yet been set for the burial at the leafy Friedenau cemetery, in the Schoeneberg district where Newton was born, June Newton told reporters. "He might as well go home," she said of her choice.
MAGAZINE
February 22, 2004 | Mark Edward Harris, Photographer and writer Mark Edward Harris last wrote for the magazine about the late photographer Herb Ritts.
As Susan Sontag once noted in an article for British Vogue: "The greatest fashion photography is more than the photography of fashion." Certainly photographers have given us images as memorable as the clothes they shoot. As the documentarians behind the fashion campaigns, they go beyond the ultrarealistic attention to detail that characterizes much of fashion photography to make a statement.
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December 15, 1994 | JOANNA RAEBEL
Model with hair standing on end posed against a solid-colored backdrop. Movie star wearing full skirt hunkered down in her seat. Actress photographed in a joyful jump. Helmut Newton in 1973, Milton Greene in 1956 and Philippe Halsman in the 1950s, right? Yes, and Stephanie Pfriender, Lance Staedler and Peggy Sirota in this month's magazines. A legendary fashion designer once observed that if there were no copying, there would be no fashion.
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April 8, 1989 | LEONARD KLADY
In "Cyborg," actress Dayle Haddon portrays the title character, part human, part machine, who carries the antidote to overcome a world plague. It's her first American feature in almost a decade. "I just moved to L.A. from Paris last year," she explained. "I did it because I wanted to concentrate on my acting career and put behind the personal tragedy in my life." Haddon's best remembered as the face in Max Factor, Revlon and other major beauty company ads. "I started out as a dancer and modeling paid for classes.
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November 24, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
GraceA Memoir Grace CoddingtonRandom House: 416 pp., $35 If the name Grace Coddington is familiar, you've probably seen the 2009 documentary film "The September Issue" about Vogue magazine's Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, the most feared and revered woman in fashion. Now Coddington, the longtime creative director of Vogue, has her own star vehicle, an engaging memoir titled "Grace," co-written with Michael Roberts. For anyone with a passing interest in the fashion industry, it's worth a read for the name-dropping alone.
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June 24, 2012 | By Steve Appleford, Los Angeles Times
The old master spent his winter months at the Chateau Marmont, sitting beneath the palms, the white canopies and its distinctively European tower on the Sunset Strip. Photographer Helmut Newton was as recognizable there as his famous subjects, dining on the patio between sessions for Vanity Fair or Vogue as he shattered taboos through his pictures of startling sexuality. He'd first earned fame as a fashion photographer, shooting long-legged models in high heels in erotic layouts for publications such as Vogue and later added sadomasochistic nudes and celebrities in provocative poses to his portfolio.
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May 9, 2012 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
There is a simple plaque near the entrance of the Chateau Marmont hotel that reads: "Helmut Newton: 1920-2004. " The sign commemorates the death of the famous German photographer, who died at age 83 after crashing his car into a wall outside the hotel, but it's also a reminder of Newton's ties to L.A. By the end of his life he spent winters here and shot extensively in and around the Sunset Strip hotel. And throughout his career as a fashion photographer with fans in the art world, he idealized a blond, long-legged, athletic sort of female beauty that could alternately be described as Germanic or Californian.
IMAGE
October 18, 2009 | Emili Vesilind
There will always be beauty, style and grace on the pages of fashion magazines and books, but the death of Irving Penn this month marks the end of an era of seminal photography. Penn, along with Richard Avedon, who died in 2004, practically invented modern fashion photography -- a place where art meets commerce -- in the mid-20th century. The influence of both artists -- along with a small group of mavericks who came after them -- figures prominently in fashion editorial and advertising campaigns to this day. Their striking images shaped how the world saw fashion and have long been ingrained in our psyches.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
Acclaimed photographer Helmut Newton, who died earlier this year in a Los Angeles car crash, will be buried in the same cemetery as Marlene Dietrich in his native Berlin, his widow said Friday. No date has yet been set for the burial at the leafy Friedenau cemetery, in the Schoeneberg district where Newton was born, June Newton told reporters. "He might as well go home," she said of her choice.
MAGAZINE
February 22, 2004 | Mark Edward Harris, Photographer and writer Mark Edward Harris last wrote for the magazine about the late photographer Herb Ritts.
As Susan Sontag once noted in an article for British Vogue: "The greatest fashion photography is more than the photography of fashion." Certainly photographers have given us images as memorable as the clothes they shoot. As the documentarians behind the fashion campaigns, they go beyond the ultrarealistic attention to detail that characterizes much of fashion photography to make a statement.
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February 1, 1985 | WILLIAM WILSON
German photographer Helmut Newton is up to his old tricks in a routine show of black-and-white prints. He is still the dubious master of stylishly sleazy international erotica combining French chic with Teutonic kink. Subjects run through David Bowie, Nastassja Kinski, Charlotte Rampling, Verushka and such-like celebrities to a brace of nude fashion models of such unworldly beauty that nothing that happens in the pictures seems quite real.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2004 | Mimi Avins, Times Staff Writer
Helmut Newton, the renowned photographer who in his 40-year career brought sexual provocation and menace to fashion tableaux that came to be recognized as art, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 83. Newton was in Los Angeles with his wife of 55 years, June, when he lost control of his car about noon when leaving the Chateau Marmont hotel on Sunset Boulevard and Marmont Lane.
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September 14, 2003 | Joan Juliet Buck, Joan Juliet Buck is the former editor in chief of Paris Vogue from 1994 to 2000.
It may turn out that fashion photography was a 20th century phenomenon, born, along with fashion magazines, at the intersection of commerce and art. It has produced three masters, none of them young: Irving Penn, born in 1917, Richard Avedon, born in 1923, and Helmut Newton, born in 1920. Penn and Avedon, with their use of white backgrounds and strong light, are the Apollonians, Newton the prince of darkness.
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