The American photographer Slim Aarons (1916-2006) is known for documenting the jet set and high society from the 1950s through the 1970s. His most famous photograph, “Kings of Hollywood,” shot on New Year’s Eve, catches Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and Jimmy Stewart enjoying a round of cocktails at a Beverly Hills bar. An exhibition at the New York’s Staley Wise gallery features over thirty color and black-and-white photographs, many of which have never been published before, showing party scenes, natural portraits and the ambience of a luxurious vacation.
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