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FACADES brings together 128 of the best architectural settings and fashions from a 200-year period. Within the confines of Manhattan were found Egyptian temples and Russian cathedrals. Beaux-Arts mansions and Gothis Revival churches. Art Deco office buildings, and High Victorian department stores. Bill Cunningham started out in 1969, finding antique clothes in New York's thrift shops, street fairs and auctions, with no idea how far back he could go (he made it to 1770). These wonderful costumes are worn by Editta Sherman, "the Duchess of Carnegie Hall," as she poses for the camera in virtually every corner of Manhattan. Cunningham and the Duchess do away with the strict decorum and posture of the periods (and of fashion photography past and present) and capture in photographs and text an intelligent blend of fashion and architectural history, a spirit of playful animation, and the elusive sense of the past.

Editta Sherman: A Celebrity Photographer Turns 101

This eternal bohemian appears to have 'longevity genes,' but she's also led a healthy, engaged life.

Photographer Editta Sherman, 'Duchess Of Carnegie Hall,' Dies At 101 - NPR

For six decades, in her light-filled studio on top of New York's Carnegie Hall, portrait photographer Editta Sherman photographed celebrities from Leonard Bernstein to Yul Brynner to Joe DiMaggio. She was a legend — and she'd tell you that herself. Sherman died Friday at 101. A note on her website reads: "Editta Sherman's vibrant sparkling life faded from this earth on November 1st, All Saints Day. She is at peace now and she is clothed in her ballerina dress with her diamond shoes dancing her way home to our hearts. Josef Astor was a fellow tenant with Sherman in the Carnegie Hall artists studios. In an interview when she was in her 90s she said of her Carnegie home, "I expect to be here until I die. I expect to live to be 100. " Astor tells NPR's Melissa Block that his friend, colleague and neighbor had "a huge personality, but that wasn't the only side of her. On Sherman's title as "The Duchess of Carnegie Hall". It was Bill Cunningham — our other neighbor and photographer friend — who gave her that title and nobody could have filled it better than she. It's difficult to describe because she wasn't just the tiara-wearing queen of Carnegie Studios. she was the great mother of all of us, making lentil soup when people were sick — you found it hanging on the doorknob of your studio in a plastic bag. On her apartment and studio, where she lived with her husband and raised five children. They were really very beautiful, unique space, perfect for photographers with that light. On the low-tech camera she used to capture portraits of some high-power celebrities. She had a giant Kodak 8x10 view camera on wheels — it looked like a person itself. There was really nothing at all technical or automatic about it. In fact, it just tells you how she took those pictures — she was an intuitive type of photographer. But more than that, more than any of those low-tech things it was really her personality that really animated the subjects, they responded to, and really make those portraits come alive and be so wonderful as they are. On how she said she wanted to photograph what she admired about her subjects. When they saw her she was always dressed up. When I've seen her photograph sessions it was almost like a choreographed dance. She'd sort of dance around the camera, she'd give directions, and the subjects would just come alive for her. Source: www.npr.org

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  • Editta Sherman, Celebrity Portraitist and Doyenne of Carnegie Hall Studios ...

    11/05/13 ,via New York Times

    Editta Sherman, a free-spirited photographer who made portraits of celebrities, raised four children and lived for 61 years in an artist's paradise — a studio penthouse above Carnegie Hall — until forced out in 2010 in an epic landlord-tenant

  • Photographer Editta Sherman, 'Duchess Of Carnegie Hall,' Dies At 101

    11/07/13 ,via NPR

    For six decades, in her light-filled studio on top of New York's Carnegie Hall, portrait photographer Editta Sherman photographed celebrities from Leonard Bernstein to Yul Brynner to Joe DiMaggio. She was a legend — and she'd tell you that herself

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  • On Instagram, Bill Cunningham Is NYFW's Biggest Hit

    09/12/14 ,via Artnet news

    He captured models, most notably his friend and fellow photographer Editta Sherman, posing in front of Manhattan landmarks wearing garbs from the periods in which the buildings were erected. An endearing figure in the cut-throat fashion world, Cunningham ...

  • Vintage Views of New York, Courtesy of Bill Cunningham

    03/24/14 ,via Conde Nast Traveler

    but Bill Cunningham spent eight years in the late '60s and early '70s documenting the city's landmarks—new and old—at a time when the permanence of those landmarks was very much in doubt. Working with fellow photographer Editta Sherman and other models ...

  • 12 Amazing Vintage Photos From Bill Cunningham's New Art Show

    04/08/14 ,via Papermag

    Bill Cunningham, Editta Sherman on the Train to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, ca. 1972. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Bill Cunningham Before starting his now iconic "On the Street" column for the New York Times, visionary ...

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Editta Sherman - Celebrity Photographer

Andy Warhol, Henry Fonda, Carl Sandburg, Leonard Bernstein are among the artists, musicians, writers and actors Editta Sherman photographed in her 67-year long career.

Editta Sherman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Editta Sherman (née Rinaldo ; July 9, 1912 – November 1, 2013) was an Italian-American photographer, often referred to as the "Duchess of Carnegie Hall", since she ...

Editta Sherman - Celebrity Photographer

EDITTA SHERMAN was born July 9, 1912, in Philadelphia, PA. Her craft grew under the wing of her father, Nunzio Rinaolo, a wedding photographer, working in Patterson ...

Editta Sherman - IMDb

Editta Sherman (1912–2013). Actress: Ms .45. thanks: Notes on Marie Menken. self: Lost Bohemia, Bill Cunningham New York.

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Portraits by Editta Sherman - Photo Friday #190

Portraits by Editta Sherman - Photo Friday #190

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