Own Never-Before-Seen Photos of Paul Newman, Cary Grant + More Hollywood Icons
A treasure trove of vintage images of stars like Paul Newman, Cary Grant, and many, many more has recently surfaced—and they’re for sale on Vintage and Modern!
You may have noticed that we here at BettyConfidential are big fans of Old Hollywood: Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe… We love them all. So when we heard that a veritable treasure trove of vintage, never-before-seen photographs of Hollywood icons were for sale, of course we had to share the news with you!
First, a little background: Born in 1911, Leo Fuchs was both an actor and a photographer. Like so many actors of his era, he began his career on the stage; he made the big jump to film and television in the ‘60s, when he moved to Hollywood at the invitation of Rock Hudson, who just so happened to be one of his buddies. He spent over three decades in Tinseltown, during which time he took photo after photo of his friends and colleagues—stars like Montgomery Clift, Audrey Hepburn, Doris Day (pictured above with Cary Grant), Marlon Brando, and many, many more. He passed away in 1994 at the ripe old age of 83.
But the story doesn’t end there! According to the Hollywood Reporter, Leo’s son Alexandre discovered whopping eighteen trunks full of prints, negatives, and reels among his father’s possessions in 2007—many of which had never been seen before by the public. Now, prints of these gorgeous photos are available on Vintage and Modern. Got some money to burn? These limited edition prints—there are just 25 of each photograph—will set you back between $350 and $700, but if you’re as big a lover of Old Hollywood as we are, they’re definitely worth the investment.
Want a quick preview? Of course you do! Who wouldn’t want to own a previously unseen photo of Sean Connery at his dapper best?
Or of Montgomery Clift, looking quite pensive indeed?
There’s also a terrific pic of Audrey Hepburn posing with a book and an umbrella:
And then there’s my personal favorite, this glorious shot of Paul Newman:
Each photograph is printed on museum grade Baryta Photographique 310gsm paper using archival piment inks; they’re also all accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. There are loads more available as well, so head on over to V&M to snag yours before they’re all gone!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.