Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Doris Nieh: The woman who shot Dirty Harry

I was trying to think of a nice way to celebrate our 100th post of 2018. Luckily for me, our friend Davy Triumph this afternoon provided me with the ideal solution – with these five unseen photos taken on location at San Francisco’s City Hall during the making of Dirty Harry.
These super photos were taken by legendary photographer Doris Nieh. According to internet sources Nieh was born on September 10th, 1936 and died on December 25th, 2002 at the age of 66. The same source also states that she had been residing in Los Angeles County, California.
Nieh certainly photographed some major screen greats including Steve McQueen, Burt Reynolds, Bruce Lee, Marlon Brando and director Alfred Hitchcock. In fact, her work is nothing new to these pages, a great deal of her other Dirty Harry photos can already be viewed on our dedicated Dirty Harry page here.
Here on the Archive, we always like to acknowledge and remember these wonderful photographers. Not only do they capture magic, but also provide us with a lasting sense of historic importance - long may their work continue to be recognised and appreciated.

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