Paris: Tabloid Museum

Posted on August 10, 2006

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by the paris blog

I Prefer Paris has a peek at “Exhibition Artistes et Stars: A Collection of Photos by Paris Match” at The Musée Jacquemart-André. He writes:

The Paris Match photos were displayed in intimate, dark walled but well lit, rooms and they were small, jewel like portraits of artists, actors, dancers, writers, fashion designers, musicians, etc. It is one of those rare shows where every photo was meticulously shot and showed its subject (most who have been photographed hundreds of times before) in a unique way I had never seen before.

Some of the highlights were the entry photograph of Jeanne Moreau holding a stuffed crow, The Beatles combing each others hair, a stunner of Grace Kelly in Capri pants sitting on overturned row boat on the croisette in Nice I believe, Coco Chanel in a chair with a lion in front of her wearing Chanel jewels, and my favorite of all, a black and white close up of Yves Montand and Simone Signoret on a pebbled beach. I could see where maybe Annie Leibovitz gets some of her ideas from.

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