These portraits of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Lauren Bacall, Clint Eastwood, and Jeff Bridges are from celebrity photographer Andy Gotts‘s soon-to-be-released photographic project ‘iCons.’ The project book and exhibition will feature actors, musicians and others who have reached the apex of their fields. Gotts, who is based in the UK, has been a celebrity photographer for more than twenty years and is noted for his ‘warts and all’ portraits of Hollywood stars. Gotts recently received Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) honors from Queen Elizabeth.
This is the greatest thing you will ever see. Some magnanimous person uploaded only the best parts of the cinematic triumph that is THE FAN (‘81), starring Lauren Bacall and James Garner. [He’s not in this video, however. Sorry for the build-up, Garner fans.] Where the hell else are you going to see Betty Bacall wear a shiny fedora or writhe around in a giant clam while huskily bellowing, “HOT LOVE BABY TONIGHT”?
I mean, besides every other movie starring Lauren Bacall.
Lauren Bacall and a couple of ~frisky crew members aboard the Lugard. Lake Albert, Africa. Jack Cardiff Private Collection.
Remember that time I started to spam TAQ home movie junk, but had to stop posting because I accidentally got locked in the library for an hour and a half? That was a good time. Have some of the ~leftovers.
Lauren Bacall and John Huston take cover under some tarp during a flash rainfall in Africa. Jack Cardiff provides the only light for said shot since he is a smart motherfucker and knew to bring extra heating lamps because OH, I DON’T KNOW it’s FUCKING AFRICA and things like FLASH RAINFALLS happen ALL THE DAMN TIME. Oh. Well, this caption just went the way of the dodo but idgaf anymore.