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27
Jul
12

Exhibition: ‘Romy Schneider: Exposition’ at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes

Exhibition dates: 2nd July – 2nd September 2012

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“Elle est tourmentée, pure, violente, orgueilleuse…”

“She is tormented, pure, violent, proud…”

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Claude Sautet

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Continuing my love affair with the woman that is, eternally, Romy Schneider. J’adore!

Many thankx to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes for allowing me to publish the photographs in the posting. Please click on the photographs for a a larger version of the image.

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Anon
Romy Schneider
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© Botti Stills / Gamma-Rapho

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Jean-Pierre Bonnotte
Romy Schneider
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© Jean-Pierre Bonnotte / Gamma-Rapho

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“Rarely has an actress been both as beautiful and moving. Rarely has an actress made ​​history so young with an aura so accomplished, just looking, driven by a great desire for the absolute, to escape her own legend. Rarely has a star been both blessed by the gods and as much struck by fate. Rarely has a woman been as bright and as turbulent. Rarely has a foreign aura at this point incarnated France …

It is these paradoxes that this exhibition will highlight. Rare documents, personal items, professional memories and unseen photos tell stories because the route of an actress and a woman of passion, well beyond the screen, has touched the heart of audiences while accompanying the story of the century. We want this exhibition to show the height of what was Romy Schneider was, of what she represents. We want visitors to leave uplifted by her grace and beauty, by which life emerges from it despite the tragedies that have struck – by the obviousness of her talent, the wealth of her career and her encounters.”

Jean-Pierre Lavoignat

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Jean-Pierre Bonnotte
Romy Schneider (with Alain Delon)
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© Jean-Pierre Bonnotte / Gamma-Rapho

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“She reminds me of those thoroughbreds who prance, hypersensitive, at the slightest glance. They need to be flattered and excited at the same time but as soon as they loose the rein, they are capable of achieving the most breathtaking performance! “

Alberto Bevilacqua

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Jean-Pierre Bonnotte
Romy Schneider
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© Jean-Pierre Bonnotte / Gamma-Rapho

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Anon
Romy Schneider
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© Keystone-France /Gamma-Rapho

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Jean-Pierre Bonnotte
Romy Schneider
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© Jean-Pierre Bonnotte / Gamma-Rapho

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“She is beautiful with a beauty that she has forged itself. A poisonous mixture of charm and virtuous purity. She is as proud as a Mozart concerto and recognises the power of her body and her sensuality.”

Claude Sautet

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Anon
Romy Schneider
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© Botti Stills / Gamma-Rapho

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Anon
Romy Schneider
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© Botti Stills / Gamma-Rapho

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“An amazing actress, she does not manufacture the emotion, does not fake it. She recreates the very far, very deep as the huge waves that shake the sea. No trick. (…) It goes straight to the point. All the superficial, bookish, theoretical disappears. This game seems lyrical and requires musical comparisons. Sautet talking about Mozart with regard to Romy. Me, I want to talk of Verdi, Mahler … “

Bertrand Tavernier

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Eva Sereny
Romy Schneider
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© Eva Sereny / Camerapress / Gamma-Rapho

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Eva Sereny
Romy Schneider
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© Eva Sereny / Camerapress / Gamma-Rapho

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Anon
Romy Schneider
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Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes
La Croisette CS 30051
06414 Cannes Cedex – France
T: +33(0)4 93 39 01 01

Opening hours:
7 days a week, from 10.00 am – 7.00 pm

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes website

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27
May
10

Exhibition: ‘Romy Schneider. Wien – Berlin – Paris’ at Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum for Film and Television, Berlin

Exhibition dates: 5th December 2009 – 30th May 2010, now extended until August 29th 2010

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I seen to have become a little smitten by Romy Schneider. What charisma!

Many thankx to the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum for Film and Television for allowing me publish the images in the posting. Please click on the images for a larger version.

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Heinz Köster
‘Romy Schneider, Berlin 1962′
© Foto: Heinz Köster, Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek

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Heinz Köster
‘Romy Schneider, Berlin 1962′
© Foto: Heinz Köster, Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek

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Max Scheler
‘Romy Schneider, Venice 1957′
Während Dreharbeiten zu SISSI – SCHICKSALSJAHRE EINER KAISERIN, R: Ernst Marischka, A 1957
© Foto: Max Scheler, Quelle: Max Scheler Estate, Hamburg

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“The exhibition documents the eventful career of Romy Schneider, who by the late 1950s no longer wanted to be Sissi, and by the 1970s was a celebrated star of French cinema. A large number of unknown photographs of Romy Schneider, her film partners, and family from the 1950s and 1960s will be on display from the collections of the Deutsche Kinemathek. The exhibition will also present loans from private individuals and institutions from France and Austria …

The exhibition “Romy Schneider. Wien – Berlin – Paris,” which the Museum für Film und Fernsehen will present beginning on December 5th, documents the varied and wide-ranging career of Romy Schneider, who no longer wanted to be “Sissi” at the end of the 1950s and was celebrated as a star of French cinema in the 1970s.

Romy Schneider publicly bemoaned her roles in Germany and went to Paris to play women who did justice to her acting abilities and her expectations. She settled in France at the beginning of the 1970s, where she advanced to one of the biggest stars of French cinema. She won several awards and made films with nearly all the great directors and actors of that period. The paparazzi followed the actress at every turn, documenting her strokes of fate for the international popular press, and throughout her life Romy Schneider considered herself to be their victim. Romy Schneider died in Paris in May 1982. To this day, she is admired by millions of fans around the world as one of cinema’s international stars.

This homage, which can be seen in 450 sq. m. of exhibition space at the Filmhaus, treats both the diverse roles and changing image of the actress, as well as her representation in the media.

Pictures from films, the press and her private life are grouped according to recurring motifs and combined with film clips. Media installations show the interplay between projection and active self-promotion. Posters, costumes, correspondence and fan souvenirs will augment the presentation.

Numerous photographs from the 1950s and 1960s of Romy Schneider, her film partners and her family, largely unknown until now, originate from the collections of Deutsche Kinemathek. Loans from other institutions and private individuals will also be on view, for instance from the photographers F. C. Gundlach and Robert Lebeck, as well as from the personal archives of the film director Claude Sautet.”

Press release from the Museum für Film und Fernsehen website

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F. C. Gundlach
‘Romy Schneider, Hamburg 1961′
© Foto: F. C. Gundlach

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Alain Delon and Romy Schneider in La Piscine/Der Swimmingpool
R- Jacques Deray, F/I 1969
Foto/Quelle: Filmarchiv Austria, Wien

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Romy Schneider and Alain Delon in La Piscine/Der Swimmingpool
R- Jacques Deray, F/I 1969
Foto/Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek

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Georges Pierre
‘Romy Schneider, 1972′
© Foto: Georges Pierre
Quelle: Cinemémathèque française

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Robert Lebeck
‘Romy Schneider, Berlin 1976′
Während der Dreharbeiten zu PORTRAIT DE GROUPE AVEC DAME/GRUPPENBILD MIT DAME
R: Aleksandar Petrovic, F/BRD 1976
© Foto: Robert Lebeck

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Romy Schneider und Claude Sautet bei den Dreharbeiten zu UNE HISTOIRE SIMPLE/EINE EINFACH GESCHICHTE, F 1978, Foto/Quelle: Yves Sautet, Paris

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Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen
Potsdamer Straße 2
10785 Berlin

Opening Hours:
Tuesday through Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m
Closed Monday

Museum für Film und Fernsehen website

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08
Mar
10

Exhibition: ‘F.C. Gundlach. The Photographic Work’ at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Exhibition dates: November 20th 2009 – March 14th 2010

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Many thankx to Marie Skov and Martin-Gropius-Bau for allowing me to reproduce the photographs in this posting.

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F.C. Gundlach
‘Erich von Stroheim during the shooting of “Alraune”, Munich’
1952

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F.C. Gundlach
‘Cary Grant. A Star goes to the Ball.’
Berlin 1960 in Film und Frau, issue 16/1960

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F.C. Gundlach
‘Jean-Luc Godard’
Berlin 1961

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F.C. Gundlach
‘Grit Hübscher. White atlas coat by Sinaida Rudow’
Berlin 1954

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F.C. Gundlach
‘Op Art Silhouette. Jersey coat by Lend’
Paris 1966 in Brigitte, issue 4/1966

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F.C. Gundlach
‘Berlinale. Elsa Maxwell and Gina Lollobrigida, film ball in the Palais am Funkturm, X.’
Berlinale 1960 in Film und Frau, issue 16/1960

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“From November 2009 the Martin-Gropius-Bau presents the definitive retrospective of F.C. Gundlach’s extensive photographic work with the exhibition “F.C. Gundlach – Photographic Work”. F.C Gundlach is one of the most famous fashion photographers worked for the most important magazines and publications from the middle of the 1950’s to 1990. Among other many famous pictures the most comprehensive presentation of F.C. Gundlach’s work shows many fameless facets of F.C. Gundlach’s work to date. After years of research, the curators Klaus Honnef, Hans-Michael Koetzle, Sebastian Lux and Ulrich Rüter present for the first time numerous unknown images as vintage prints alongside F.C. Gundlach’s famous photo icons.

The intention of the exhibition is to present the unique aesthetics of F.C. Gundlach’s photography, his roots in photojournalism, his focus on series and sequences, his narrative approach. Furthermore, the exhibition alludes to social and cultural issues over several decades.

The exhibition includes the experimental photography of his early years, especially those from Paris during the 1950’s, his remarkable portraits of German and international movie stars and film-directors as well as F.C. Gundlach’s early photo reportages and photographs of children.

For the first time, F.C. Gundlach’s work for magazines is presented on a larger scale. Magazine covers and a comprehensive collection of double-page spreads show his photographs within the magazines’ context, especially in ‘Film und Frau’ (1951–1965) and ‘Brigitte’ (1963–1986). Among photographs, title pages and a comprehensive selection of double pages of his pictures will be shown in context of the magazines. The exhibition illustrates that Gundlach has always been open to technical innovations in photography (35mm cameras, flash or color photography).

His fashion productions took him both to Paris and New York and to Egypt and Morocco. This multiple printed photographs were been to special motifs in his work. F.C. Gundlach’s impressive travel reportages occurred amongst others in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and will be present in Berlin the first time. Original documents of his vita illustrate the life of the photographer. Moreover, the show illustrates the internationalization of his work due to extensive traveling. Documents and archival material give a brief outline of the artist’s life and work.

F.C. Gundlach himself has commented his functioning in a 60 min. interview-film, which was exclusively produced for the exhibition by filmmaker Reiner Holzemer. The exhibition presents: a life’s work of photography between documentary representation and staged artificiality, between practical and experimental photography.

F.C. Gundlach, born in 1926 in Heinebach (Hesse), is considered the most significant fashion photographer of the young Federal Republic of Germany. For more than four decades of fashion photography, he wrote fashion history with his work and shaped the perception of fashion in Germany decisively. He set the stage for the ever-changing vogues, defined postures and gestures of models, chose props and locations and thus reflected the ideals of beauty and the history of fashion against a changing social background. F.C. Gundlach worked on assignment for various magazines. His first publications were reportages, theatre- and movie reports. Through his work for the magazine ‘Film und Frau’ he became a fashion photographer. His photographs have been published in many distinguished magazines such as: Deutsche Illustrierte, Stern, Revue, Quick, Elegante Welt, Film und Frau, Annabelle, Brigitte, Twen and Deutsch. For Brigitte alone F.C. Gundlach photographed more than 5500 pages as well as about 180 magazine covers.”

Press release from the Martin-Gropius-Bau website

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F.C. Gundlach
‘The Whole Day on the Beach.’
Gizeh/Egypt 1966 in Brigitte, issue 8/1966

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F.C. Gundlach
‘Slow. Karin Mossberg’
Nairobi/Kenia 1966 in Brigitte, issue 9/1966

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F.C. Gundlach
‘Simone d’Aillencourt. Sheath dress by Horn’
Berlin 1957 in Film und Frau, issue spring/summer 1957

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F.C. Gundlach
‘Op Art Swimsuit. Brigitte Bauer, Op Art swimsuit by Sinz Vouliagmeni’
Greece 1966

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F.C. Gundlach
‘Rainweather, party sunshiny. Three poplin coats by Staebe-Seger’
Berlin 1955

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F.C. Gundlach
‘Romy Schneider’
Hamburg 1961 in Film und Frau, issue 11/1962

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Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
Corner Stresemannstr. 110
10963 Berlin
Phone +49 (0)30 254 86-0

Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Monday 10 – 20 hrs
Tuesday closed

Martin-Gropius-Bau website

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16
Feb
09

Exhibition: ‘The best is often the Memories: Photographic Portraits of Romy Schneider’ at Museum Fue Kunst Und Gewerbe, Hamburg

Exhibition dates: 6th February – 13th April 2009

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Will McBride. 'Romy Schneider, Paris, 1964'

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Will McBride
Romy Schneider, Paris, 1964

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Peter Bruchmann. 'Romy Schneider, Munich, 1968'

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Peter Bruchmann
‘Romy Schneider, Munich, 1968′

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“Herbert List, Max Scheler, Roger Fritz, F. C. Gundlach, Will McBride, Peter Brüchmann, Werner Bokelberg, Helga Kneidl and Robert Lebeck took photos of Romy Schneider in quite different ways, as a young girl, in her film roles, together with her children, apparently unobserved in everyday situations or in set poses and dressed up in various costumes, merry or pensive, beautiful and fragile. More than 140 pictures will be on show, of which about 40 are being exhibited for the first time.

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Roger Fritz. 'Romy Schneider, Paris, 1961'

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Roger Fritz
Romy Schneider, Paris, 1961

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Herbert List. 'Romy Schneider, Munich, 1954'

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Herbert List
Romy Schneider, Munich, 1954

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Hardly any other star has left us with so many different and conflicting images as Romy Schneider. She was photographed thousands of times – and yet she always remained enigmatic. Some of the photographers whose work is presented in this exhibition only met Romy once – Herbert List, for instance, captured her as a teenager around 1954 on pictures which remained unknown until recently – or accompanied her throughout her life, like Robert Lebeck, who succeeded in taking disturbingly personal pictures of her from the 1950s through to shortly before her death.

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F. C. Gundlach. 'Romy Schneider, Hamburg, 1961'

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F. C. Gundlach
Romy Schneider, Hamburg, 1961

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Werner Bokelberg. 'Romy Schneider, London, 1968'

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Werner Bokelberg
Romy Schneider, London, 1968

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These snapshots conjure up once again the legend that was Romy, while at the same time making a powerful statement which reveals the transitoriness of existence. Because that is the core of what a photo does: it creates an image in order to bear lasting witness to an event which happened – yet at the very moment of capturing the image on film, it is no more than the proof that the fleeting moment has passed.
The photos by Herbert List, Werner Bokelberg, Peter Brüchmann, Roger Fritz and Max Scheler are being shown publicly for the first time. This also applies to the majority of the photos by F. C. Gundlach and Will McBride. The pictures by Helga Kneidl and Robert Lebeck have already appeared in books about Romy Schneider. These volumes are however now out of print.”

Text from the Museum Fue Kunst Und Gewerbe website

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Helga Kneidl. 'Romy Schneider, Paris, 1972'

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Helga Kneidl
Romy Schneider, Paris, 1972

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Helga Kneidl. 'Romy Schneider, Paris, 1973'

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Helga Kneidl
Romy Schneider, Paris, 1973

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The legend that was Romy!
I have never known the filmography of Romy Schneider, never come across this actress before sad to say. But now I do. What great photographs. What a beautiful woman: sensitive, vivacious, stunning. A soul I would have liked to have known.

All images copyright of the photographers.

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Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Steintorplatz, 20099 Hamburg

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
Wednesday and Thursday 11 am – 9 pm

Museum Fue Kunst Und Gewerbe website

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Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes the Art Blart blog which reviews exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia and posts exhibitions from around the world. He has a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne and is currently studying a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne.

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