Friday, 24 July 2009

Clint 70's style

I thought this would be an idea place for sharing some photos which reflect Clint in the 1970s and may not perhaps fall under any specific film category. Publicity shots, family shots etc will feature here.
Below: Clint and Kyle at home in the late 70s, It's easy to see that Kyle was destined for a career in music!
Below: Clint at his Carmel home circa 1977
Below: Clint with old friend Charlton Heston, Clint once stood in for Heston at the Academy Awards in the early 1970's as Heston's car had picked up a flat on the highway. Clint agreed to step in and read his lines, unfortunately, Heston's speech was littered with references to The Ten Commandments, Cecil B and just about everything else from Heston's career, the result was similar to a train crash! Thankfully Heston came running on stage to rescue Clint from the ordeal, a classic and very funny piece of TV it was too! Burt Reynold's was splitting his guts open with laughter in the front row...

Clint: Photographed by Terry O'Neill

Below: A selection of photos of Clint by Terry O'Neill, taken during the production of Joe Kidd in 1972. Terry O'Neill (born 30 July 1938) is an English photographer. 

He gained an excellent reputation documenting the fashions, styles, and celebrities of the 1960s. O'Neill's photographs display his knack for capturing his subjects candidly or in unconventional settings. 

His work has also been featured in numerous exhibitions. He was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary medal 'in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography' in 2011. 

A 2010 exhibition titled Terry O'Neill, Reworked, took a unique direction with Terry's photographs. Six artists were given their choice of the photographer's imagery to re-work as they wished. O'Neill made an appearance on British television with a selection of featured interpretations and their corresponding original photographs. One vintage photograph of Sean Connery as his James Bond character, shot on the set of Diamonds Are Forever, was photo-realistically recreated using ballpoint pen. Terry expressed amazement at its four weeks completion time.

Below: Clint with daughter Alison at the family home
Clint at home in the 70s working out in the gym and on the California coast
Below: A couple of photos of Clint (one with his pal Burt Reynolds) that were taken for the cover of Time Magazine issue dated Jan 9th 1978