Douglas Kirkland photos on exhibition at Academy

Jan 03, 2008 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a new exhibition opening up on Friday, January 18th called Freeze Frame: 5 Decades of Photographs by Douglas Kirkland. The exhibition, to which admission is free, takes place in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

The exhibition of over 125 photos includes color and black-and-white images of classic and current motion picture luminaries including Anne Bancroft, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Warren Beatty, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola, Gene Hackman, Salma Hayek, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Kline, Baz Luhrmann, Shirley MacLaine, Ewan McGregor, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Sidney Poitier, Susan Sarandon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Peter Sellers, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Donald Sutherland, John Wayne, Owen Wilson, Kate Winslet and Renée Zellweger.

Born in 1934, Canadian-born Kirkland landed a staff position at Look Magazine when he was 24 and began to gain fame after Elizabeth Taylor became his first celebrity subject. Freeze Frame: 5 Decades of Photographs by Douglas Kirkland will be on display through Sunday, April 20.