Despite his many famous portraits, the death on november 8th of British photographer Cornel Lucas at the age of 92 received little attention. In the 1950s and 60s, he welcomed into his studio some of cinema’s biggest stars, from Brigitte Bardot, Katharine Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Steven Spielberg and Claudia Cardinale to David Niven, Stewart Granger, Joan Collins, Leslie Caron, Dirk Bogarde, Cyd Charisse and Lauren Bacall. Lucas was a master of studio light, and portrait sessions for films promotions suited him well.
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