Ron Galella

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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

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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

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In 1954 I was in the Air Force. During down time I was fortunate to be able to take "hops" any where in the world. Here I am as "The Happy Wanderer" posing for a self portrait #selfie, admiring St. Peters Church in Rome. #airforce #rongalellaarchive #photojournalism

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Here I am reminiscing about my dad & brothers #family #childhood #memories #brothers

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#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.

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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

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My exhibit with #QvintPhotographs in Hamburg. Thanks to #RebeccaNovosel for her dedication in getting this exhibition up and running. #iconicphotographs #rongalellaarchive

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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

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#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.
And because these people were r

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#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

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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.

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#LondonDailyMails #LauraCollins & JaeDonnelly after an afternoon interview to be broadcast on #DailyMailTv. The interview focused on my new book, #DonaldTrump the Master Builder and my career as a #Paparazzo

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Today I hosted #TheLondonDailyMail. Here I am responding to "who is my current favorite subject." #TaylorSwift
Credit: Kathy Lener

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Ron's assistant Kathy here sharing with you The Hands of the Master! #photojournalism #nikon #iconic #jackie #windblown #SmashHisCamera #photography #creative #artistic

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In all their glory! I snapped a few photos of the magnificent structures known as "The Twin Towers" in June of 1986. At the time of their completion, the original 1 World Trade Center, at 1,368 feet (417 m); and 2 World Trade Center, at 1,362 feet (415.1 m)—were the tallest buildings in the world.

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Remembering #FreddieMercury @officialqueenmusic on his birthday, born this day in 1946. #Mercury all smiles 07.27.82 at #CrazyEddies, NYC, promoting #HotSpace. Quoted from Wikipedia: The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey called Mercury "the best virtuoso rock 'n' roll singer of all time. He could sing anything in any style. He could change his style from line to line and, God, that's an art. And he was brilliant at it."
#lead vocalist #WeAreTheChampions, #SomebodyToLove #Queen.

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#RIP #Princess Diana. The world misses you.

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Remembering the birth of comedian #BuddyHackett born 08.31.24 and the death of comedienne #PhyllisDiller who left this earth 08.20.12. Gifted in #comedy and being so curious about what occurred at @Friars_Club roasts, #Diller dressed as a man and snuck into the #SidCaesar event in 1983. She pulled it off and didn’t get busted until the end, admitting, “It was the funniest and dirtiest thing I’ve ever heard in my life.” The #Friars got even by sponsoring Diller's own roast in 1985 with Diller being roasted and Hackett as the roast-master. (classicfriarsroasts.com) This had to be one heck of a funny roast! #TheLoveBug, #TheMusicMan, #YouBetYourLife, #TheTonightShow, #BobHope

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Belated #RIP #Jerry Lewis 03.16.26 – 08.20.17 #comedian, #actor, #singer, #producer, #director, #screenwriter, #slapstick, #humanitarian #DeanMartin & Lewis were partners as the comedy duo of #MartinandLewis. #MDA #TheBellBoy #TheKingofComedy #Legend #France

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#Repost @fashionasfantasy (@get_repost)
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• PAPARAZZO EXTRAORDINAIRE • The Most Controversial Paparazzo of all Time • Ronald Edward Galella is an American photographer, known as a pioneer paparazzo. He immortalised many celebrities out of the public eye and gained notoriety for the feuds with some of them, most notably Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Marlon Brando. Despite the numerous controversies, Galella's work has been praised and exhibited on art galleries worldwide and he has been cited by Andy Warhol as his favorite photographer. During his career, Galella has taken more than three million photographs depicting public figures. For more than 400 photos of #jackie, you can purchase the beautiful #photobook "Jackie my Obsession" at RonGalella.com and on #amazon • Ronald Edward Galella: (born January 10, 1931) • #danielpalopdesigns@ron_galella @rongalella #rongalella #rongalellaarchive #rongalellaphotography #rongalellaphoto #paparazzi #paparazzoextraordinaire #glamour #1970s #photography #paparazzo #windblownjackie #thestorybehindthepicture #davinci #monalisasmile #jackieo #jackiemyobsession #fashiongram #fashionasfantasy #stylepower #thepowerofstyle #jacquelinekennedy #jackieonassis #lecabinetdecuriosités #jacquelinekennedyonassis #photojournalism

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#WichitaLineman #GlenCampbell legendary singer & guitarist passed away after his courageous battle with #Alzheimers disease at the age of 81. #Campbell snapped here in April of 1969 while taping a #joseFeliciano ABC TV Special, Griffin Park, LA.

#RhinestoneCowboy #GentleOnMyMind #Galveston #countrymusic #wreckingcrew #legend #countrymusic #halloffame

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#WichitaLineman #GlenCampbell legendary singer & guitarist passed away after his courageous battle with #Alzheimers disease at the age of 81. #Campbell snapped here in April of 1969 while taping a #JoseFeliciano ABC TV Special, Griffin Park, LA.

#RhinestoneCowboy #GentleOnMyMind #galveston #countrymusic #wreckingcrew #legend

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At least several times a month I host visitors from around the globe. Today I met with fan and new friend, @BertilvanKaam, IP & Media lawyer from Amsterdam. Bertil explained he is on sabbatical from law and traveling to gain insights into #photography. Great afternoon & great company! Credit: Kathy Lener

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#American #playwright, #actor, #author, #screenwriter, #director and #pulitzerprizewinner #writer, #SamShepard has died at the age of 73 after complications with #LouGehrigsDisease. #RIP Here's Shepard & 30 year partner (separated in 2009) #JessicaLange in 1984 at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Natural." "#BuriedChild, #TheRightStuff, #FoolforLove, #BlackHawkDown, #PattiSmith

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Before she was #BarbaraSinatra she was #BarbaraMarx. Here is a rare photo of Barbara & then husband, #ZeppoMarx taken in April of '68 at The Racquet Club in #PalmSprings. Barbara & Zeppo were married for 14 years, dating Sinatra towards the end of her marriage to Zeppo, then marrying Frank 3 years after her divorce. #showgirl, #oldhollywood, #MarxBrothers, #engineer #vaudeville, #comedy, #DuckSoup, #FrankSinatra, #vintagephotograph, #RonGalellaArchive

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Happy #belatedbirthday to the never aging @MickJagger who turned 74 yesterday. I caught #jagger outside his NYC hotel in 1971. In an interview years ago with journalist, Lisa Robinson she asked Mick about his relationship with the press. Mick responded, "When in New York i have to watch out for #Ron_ galella." #RollingStones European #NoFilter tour will run for two months starting this September. #SympathyfortheDevil #leadsinger #legend #stones #rock #ComeOn #sirjagger #halloffame #classicrock

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#RIP #BarbaraSinatra who passed away yesterday at the age of 90. Barbara & #Sinatra were inseparable for over 40 years. In her memoir, Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank she explains why she converted to Roman Catholicism...it was not at the behest of Frank, but knowing he would be pleased, even if she just considered it. The former #LasVegas #showgirl & #OlBlueEyes were snapped at their favorite #Hollywood hangout, #Chasens restaurant, in the Spring of '79.
#ZeppoMarx #BarbaraSinatraChildrensCenter

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Here I am with my good friend, #photographer, #DavidMcGough. Dave & his very lovely gal pal Lizzie spent an afternoon reminiscing about good times in the ,#80s when Dave & I pounded the pavement in NYC in search of #celebs #therichandfamous.
Credit: Kathy Lener

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After 9 Years in Prison, O.J Simpson Has Been Granted Parole. The former football running back will be released as early as Oct. 1st #ojparole #oj

#OJSimpson #flashbackfriday spotted at RFK Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament Party at Rainbow Room in New York City, Aug 1976

#35mm #photobook #paparazzo #trixfilm #celebsighting #monochrome #blackandwhitephotograph #bnw #paparazzi📷 📸 #photographer📷

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