Magnificent Portrait Photos Of Hollywood Icons Taken By Douglas Kirkland

When you think of enchanting images of Hollywood stars — Marilyn Monroe wrapped up in silk sheets, Audrey Hepburn flashing a knowing grin — do you wonder about the person behind the camera? And how they possibly captured that delicate moment?

For the past 50 years, photographer Douglas Kirkland has found new angles on the world’s most familiar faces. The Fort Erie transplant still surprises himself with stories from the field; like that time Elizabeth Taylor agreed to let him photograph her after a prolonged break from the public eye.

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Ann-Margret

Douglas Kirkland was born in 1934 in Fort Erie, Ontario. At age twenty-four, Kirkland was hired as a staff photographer for Look magazine and became famous for his 1961 photos of Marilyn Monroe taken for Look’s 25th anniversary issue. He later joined the staff of Life magazine.

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Brigitte Bardot

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Marlene Dietrich

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Peter O’Toole

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Jamie Lee Curtis

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Audrey Hepburn

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Paul Mazursky

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Francis Ford Coppola

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Michael Caine

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Jack Nicholson

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Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

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Jessica Lange

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Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith

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Scene from The Sound of Music

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Britt Ekland and Peter Sellers

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Dennis Hopper

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Ingmar Bergman

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California Here We Come

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Andy Warhol

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Elizabeth Taylor

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Paul Newman, Katherine Ross and Robert Redford

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Judy Garland

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John Lennon

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Dennis Hopper

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John Travolta

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Sophia Loren

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Raquel Welch

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Diana Ross

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Marilyn Monroe

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