A few months ago I discovered a little unknown fact-at least unknown to me. Did you know that Yul Brynner was a prolific photographer? Gee, I didn't know either!
Most of you may remember Brynner from the films The King and I, The Magnificent Seven, and The Ten Commandments. I especially remember Brynner on Broadway. You see, after my mother's passing my father worked (many times double shifts) at Trump Tower. There Brynner befriended my father. This was a hard time in my father's life because it was just a year or less from when my mother passed on. I think meeting and getting to know amazing people like Brynner was a special treat for him.
Well, Brynner was on Broadway performing in The King and I (he was also suffering and dying from Lung Cancer) and he gave my father special tickets to see him perform. I was nine years old when I saw my first Broadway show. Brynner was magical.
And now to know that he was not only a fantastic actor and generous man, but he was also an incredibly talented photographer. You can read more about his photography on his website here. I find his images moving and the view he gives us of his subject I find truly fascinating.
Deborah Kerr on the set of "The King and I"
Charlie Chaplin and his wife Oona, 1960
Frank Sinatra, flying in style
Mia Farrow pregnant with her twins
Audrey Hepburn (who was also the godmother to one of his children)
Rita Hayworth in the 1960's
Sophia Loren during the filming of "Houseboat"
Photographer is unkown~Brynner with HestonHe would have made a heck of a career as a professional photographer, don't you think? My favorites are of Rita Hayworth and of this one above, doing what he was passionate about.
You can fin his collections of his works here and here on Amazon. What do you think about Yul Brynner, the photographer? Which photos are your favorites?