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My archive continues to grow each May when I attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala.The massive display of celebrities from all genres allows me to capture celebrities from the very young to ummm...the very mature. In April of 2011 I was delighted to snap, the now 23 year old actress Saoirse Ronan as she attended the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute themed show. Saoirse now starring in @LadybirdMovie, continues to receive acclaims and awards including earning Best Picture from the New York Film Critics Circle and several awards and nominations for stars including #SaoirseRonan and #LaurieMetcalf. #rongalellaarchive #gretagerwig #atonement @thelovelybones #metgala
Self proclaimed 'King of RocknRoll," the great #LittleRichard celebrates his 85th birthday today. As an integral part of the birth of rock, Richard fascinates us with his electrifying performances, mascara-coated eyelashes, and high pompadour, while benefiting from his open sexuality and spirit of rebellion. This iconic photo taken of Richard with comedian #MiltonBerle as they met up at the 'BMI Awards Honoring Michael Jackson,' May 8, 1990 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. #UncleMiltie #MrTelevision #TuttiFrutti #GoodGollyMissMolly #RIP #HappyBirthday
Sending our best to @BenStiller as he turns 52 today. Seen here at the tender age of 13 with his famous dad, comedian #JerryStiller in NYC, 1978. Stiller married Christine Taylor aka Marsha Brady on #theBradyBunch in May of 2000 producing two children. Sadly the couple announced their separation in May of this year.
#actor #comedian #filmmaker #zoolander #NightattheMuseum #TheresSomethingAboutMary #MeettheFockers
Took a trip to Manhattan today. Reelz tv interviewed me and my nephew, Anthony about our encounter with Sean Penn & Madonna in 1986. Penn grabbed my nephew in a headlock and socked him in the jaw. Anthony suffered just a bruise but got back at Penn by lifting him up and pressing him against a railing. #reelz #breakups #madonna #seanpenn #paparazzi
#JohnKennedyJr the handsome son of Jackie and President John Kennedy would have celebrated his 57th birthday this month. The world was saddened by his untimely death in July of '99 at the young age of 38. John, his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren died in a plane crash over the Atlantic ocean as they were heading to Martha's vineyard. It's been rumored that John had political aspirations and may have even run for president. Certainly his good looks along with his family background would have made him a contender. Seen here 08.21.80, shirtless after sailing in Hyannisport, Mass.
#IThinkiLoveYou - David Cassidy, 70s teen heartthrob & star of "The Partridge Family" has passed away at age 67, #RIP. Here is David, July, '91 at the 10th Annual Video Software Dealers Association Convention at Sands Hotel in New York City.
#KeithPartidge #PartridgeFamily #heartthrob #rememberingdavidcassidy #popculture #bloodbrothers
Cult leader Charles Manson passed away this Sunday at the age of 83, after 40 years in prison. Manson's legacy will include an unintended, positive consequence that has benefited countless people in the decades since Sharon Tate’s death. Tate's mother and sisters continue to keep victims’ voices heard as they carry weight in the nation’s legal system with only one member of Manson's family being granted parole by Gov. Jerry Brown while the rest of his minions, have not seen freedom. This iconic photo of Tate & director Roman Polanski was snapped in NYC while Polanski was on break filming, "Rosemary's Baby." #SharonTate #RomanPolanski #DebraTate #JaySebring, #AbigailFolger, #Wojciech Frykowski #StevenParent #RIP
Oh What a Night!....I celebrated the 90th year of Gallaghers Steakhouse last night! I hobnobbed with many celebrities including the legendary football great, Broadway Joe Namath. @realjoenamath. Topping off the evening guests including owners Dean and Linda Poll were serenaded by Jersey Boys own, #JosephLeoBwarie. @gallaghersnyc
Another sad day in journalism. "The Grand Dame of Dish," and my friend, Liz Smith passed away at the age of 94. The Queen of Tabloid Gossip rose from a modest upbringing in Texas, to fame and wealth, that at times... rose above those she reported on. My heart aches as another well known, close friend leaves our material world. Here’s a vintage shot of Liz at the beginning of her career in NYC, 1970. #gossip
#LIzSmith #tabloid #TheGrandDameofDish, #gossipcolumnist #celebrity #journalism #QueenofNewYorkGossipColumnist
#RollingStones, #JannWenner here in '99 in NYC with his partner, #MattNye and #YokoOno. The documentary, Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge, can now be seen in its' entirety on #HBO. Wenner confided in an interview with CBS's #SundayMorning that his #popculture magazine is up for sale. The 50 year old mag now has Wenner's son at its' helm.
Actress @officialstefaniepowers turns 74 today. Best known for her role as Stephanie Hart on the tv series #HarttoHart which also starred actor #RobertWagner. Powers & Wagner have been romantically linked throughout the years. Further relationships were with actors Gary Lockwood and William Holden. Her relationship with Holden led to her interest in wildlife conservation. Currently Powers serves as founder and president of the William Holden Wildlife Foundation and a director of the Mount Kenya Game Ranch and Wildlife Conservancy in Nanyuki, Kenya. Powers seen here with Joan Collins and companion Bobby To at Regines in 1982 and with Holden in ‘80 at the AFI Salute to Jimmy Stewart. #rongalellaarchive #iconic #celebrity #photojournalism
Remembering #JohnCandy on this spooky holiday. Candy would have turned 67 today. The Canadian born comedienne/actor is best known for his work with #SecondCityTelevision and as Del Griffith in #PlanesTrainsandAutomobiles. Candy passed away in March of '94 and is entombed in the mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA. His crypt lies just above fellow actor #FredMacMurray.
#Stripes #UncleBuck #Halloween
Great day with photographer, Steve Gross minus Susan Daley @grossanddaley. Steve poses with me after a photo shoot in preparation for their new portrait project. Can't wait to see the photos as Steve captured some unusual shots as we shared photo techniques and shooting stories. For those of you who are not familiar with https://www.grossanddaley.com/ they specialize in
#architecture, #interiors, #gardens, #travel and #lifestyle. Some of their latest books are; Historic Charleston & The Lowcountry,
FARMHOUSE REVIVAL, 2013 Harry N Abrams &
GARDENS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY, 2010.
Thinking of #Divine @divineofficial, actor, recording star and international drag icon, born Harris Glenn Milstead on this day in 1945. On March 7, '88 Divine passed away of an enlarged heart in his sleep at the very young age of 42. Starring in many of director, #JohnWaters films, Waters spoke at the funeral and was a pallbearer carrying the coffin to its final resting place, next to the grave of Divine's grandmother. I only captured Divine a few times during my career. This time taken at #GraceJones birthday celebration, June of '68, NYC.
#PinkFlamingos, #Polyester, "Hairspray #Baltimore #MondoTrasho #IAmDivine
Just read the sad news that the home of #Peanuts creator #CharlesSchultz has been destroyed by the wildfires in Santa Rosa, CA. Wife Jean, 78, evacuated before flames reached their home on Monday, October 9. Jean is now staying with daughter, Monte. The home was built in the 1970s and the cartoonist lived there until his death in 2000. "It's the house my dad died in. All of their #memorabilia and everything is all gone," Monte Schulz said.
Charles & Jean attend the Governors Arts Awards Oct. '95 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Ca. #CharlieBrown #Lucy #Snoopy #cartoonist #comicstrip #Sparky #CampSnoopy
#HallandOates #DarylHall celebrates his 71st birthday today. Besides being known as an American rock, R&B, and soul singer; keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer, best known as the co-founder and lead vocalist of Hall & Oates (with guitarist and songwriter John Oates), since 2007 he has hosted the web television series Live from Daryl's House, which is now aires on MTV.
#RichGirl #PrivateEyes #ManEater #PawlingNY Hall captured here at the #LiveAid concert, July '85, Philadelphia.
Crushing news. #Legendary rocker, #TomPetty has passed away at the age of 66. Sunday night he was found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home. He was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMT's at the hospital found no brain activity. A decision was made to pull life support. Seen here #Petty attends Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring #CarlPerkins - 06.11.96.
#FreeFallin #Breakdown #HereComesMyGirl
Today I had the honor to host my good friend, #AlbertoDamian, straight from #Treviso, #Italy. As my new Italian representative, Alberto presented many encouraging ideas to market my #iconic photographs. Here I examine a 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 foot image of my most iconic and famous image, #WindblownJackie," which Alberto had printed for me in #Germany.
Credit: Kathy Lener
#Actor, #comedian, #BillMurray turns 67 today. Bill & #GildaRadner dated during their time together at #SNL and although their romance has been reported as stormy and contentious she will always remain in Murrary's heart." This #iconicphoto of Radner & Murray was snapped at the premiere of 'Manhattan' on April 18, 1979 at the #Ziegfeld Theater, NYC. #Meatballs, #Caddyshack #Ghostbusters - from Live from New York: an Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
Bill Murray on Gilda Radner: “Gilda got married and went away. None of us saw her anymore. There was one good thing: Laraine had a party one night, a great party at her house. And I ended up being the disk jockey. She just had forty-fives, and not that many, so you really had to work the music end of it. There was a collection of like the funniest people in the world at this party. Somehow Sam Kinison sticks in my brain. The whole Monty Python group was there, most of us from the show, a lot of other funny people, and Gilda. Gilda showed up and she’d already had cancer and gone into remission and then had it again, I guess. Anyway she was slim. We hadn’t seen her in a long time. And she started doing, “I’ve got to go,” and she was just going to leave, and I was like, “Going to leave?” It felt like she was going to really leave forever.
So we started carrying her around, in a way that we could only do with her. We carried her up and down the stairs, around the house, repeatedly, for a long time, until I was exhausted. Then Danny did it for a while. Then I did it again. We just kept carrying her; we did it in teams. We kept carrying her around, but like upside down, every which way—over your shoulder and under your arm, carrying her like luggage. And that went on for more than an hour—maybe an hour and a half—just carrying her around and saying, “She’s leaving! This could be it! Now come on, this could be the last time we see her. Gilda’s leaving, and remember that she was very sick—hello?” We worked all aspects of it, but it started with just, “She’s leaving, I don’t know if you’ve said good-bye to her.” And we said good-bye to the same people ten, twenty times, you know.
#JakeLamotta aka #TheRagingBull,now joins #FloydPatterson, #JoeLewis & #RockyGraziano in the professional #boxing ring in the sky after passing away today at the age of 95 due to complications from pneumonia. Lamotta's rant: "no son-of-a-bitch ever knocked me off my feet.”
#RobertDeniro #MartinScorcese #worldmiddleweightchampion
Watching #CBSNewsSundayMorning with story about #athlete, tennis great #BillieJeanKing. Billie Jean discussed the soon to be released #TheBattleoftheSexes about King's career as an advocate for gender equality, starring #EmmaStone as Billie and #SteveCarell as #BobbyRiggs. #King blushed and was genuinely honored that #SingerSongwriter, #Elton John wrote a song for her, #ThePhiladelphiaFreedom referring to King's role with the #PhiladelphiaFreedomsTennisTeam. This #iconic shot of King goofing around with John on the tennis court was taken at the Fourth Annual Robert F. Kennedy Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament on August 23, 1975 at Forest Hills , NYC.