History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

06 March, 2013

Montgomery Clift Watches Himself Onscreen

A series of photographs taken by J. R. Eyerman of actor Montgomery Clift while he watches himself onscreen. I love the concept of this series--taken on infrared film, so unobtrusive-- and Clift's range of expressions and poses in what's maybe two hours. 

Taken in 1948, right at the start of Clift's movie career (though he was already a Broadway veteran). In 1949 he was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his first movie, The Search. From the one shot of the screen this film looks like it might be The Heiress, released in 1949. 



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J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.

This is what he's watching. Source



J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.




J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.



1 comment:

Rivertownkid said...

Wonder why he changed his sox in the last photograph. . .

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