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Jodie Foster (right) – I was thinking what a dumb thing it was to put my sister in an outfit to be my double in Taxi Driver. The child-welfare bureau had decided that a 12-year-old playing a part with such sexuality was a problem and insisted on a double for any shots that were physically suggestive. So my mom said: ‘I’ve got a great idea. Why don’t we bring your sister?‘ But honestly, what did that accomplish? Did they think that I was too young to understand the script; that I couldn’t delineate between being a prostitute and a regular person? But it was a really good excuse to have my sister hanging out with me in New York

Connie Foster (left) – I do remember thinking, Wow, my baby sister looks all grown up. She looks like me, even though there’s a seven-year age difference. I was not self-conscious in any way, shape or form. It was really what a young prostitute on the streets was wearing at that time. If anything, it was Halloween, and we were dressed up

photos by Steve Schapiro | interviews by Kathy Ryan

 

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Peter Pan’s Darling

a model’s likeness is painted on a billboard advertising Peter Pan bras by sign painters, on 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York 1947

lady pose

model billboard

\BILLBOARD LADY 1

makeup

make upped

lady harness

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lady done

ladder pointy

up the ladder

look ver

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letd own

pants on

AFTERWORK SMOKE

smoking after work

LOOK LADY

photos by Frank Bauman and Stanley Kubrick

sadly I could not find a picture of the actual billboard or ad

peter pan bra

peter pan bras

pp bras

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They Shot First

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View from the Window at Le Gras is a heliographic image and the oldest surviving camera photograph. It was created by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827 at Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, France, and shows parts of the buildings and surrounding countryside of his estate, Le Gras, as seen from a high window

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Boulevard du Temple, a daguerreotype made by Louis Daguerre in 1838, is generally accepted as the earliest photograph to include people. It is a view of a busy street, but because the exposure time was at least ten minutes the moving traffic left no trace. Only the two men near the bottom left corner, one apparently having his boots polished by the other, stayed in one place long enough to be visible

Robert Cornelius, self-portrait; believed to be the earliest extant American portrait photo

Robert Cornelius, self-portrait – believed to be the earliest extant American portrait photo

Dorothy Catherine Draper

portrait of Dorothy Catherine Draper by her brother John William Draperthe earliest surviving photograph of a woman

oldestny pic

a daguerreotype, showing a country home next to what is believed to be the old Bloomingdale Road, the continuation of Broadway, in what is now the Upper West Side, New York City, in October 1848 or earlier.  it is currently the oldest known surviving photograph taken of New York City

color photo

first color photograph taken by James Clerk Maxwell and Thomas Sutton.  Best known for his development of electromagnetic theory, Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell dabbled in color theory throughout his life, eventually producing the first color photograph in 1861. Maxwell created the image of the tartan ribbon shown here by photographing it three times through red, blue, and yellow filters, then recombining the images into one color composite

 

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Got ’em If You Smoke ’em

taking off for Nawlins and then opening day Natsiesness in Hotlanta.  but relax, I’ll be back soon

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chuck bednarik autograph

Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Bednarik celebrating an NFL championship win over the Green Bay Packers, with a cigar AND a cigarette, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 26, 1960

photo by Herb Scharfman

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