Museum of the City of New York’s Collections Portal

Stanley Kubrick Shoeshine Boy

The Biograph blog  brought to my attention the Museum of the City of New York’s Collections Portal, which has been up and running since December and offers access to almost 100,000 images. The Biograph’s post focuses on photos relating to era of silent film. I did a somewhat broader search and immediately found pictures done for Look magazine by future movie director Stanley Kubrick taken during the location shooting in 1947 of Jules Dassin’s Naked City; I was even more taken with some of Kubrick’s other work, including the 1947 photo above labeled “Shoe Shine Boy [Mickey looking at a movie poster].” The poster is for Zoltan Korda’s Jungle Book (1942), which, like a number of Alexander Korda productions were easily seen in revival during the postwar years in New York. Check it out.

Author: Harvey Deneroff

Harvey Deneroff is a Los Angeles-based independent animation and film scholar specializing in labor history. He formerly taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was editor of Animation Magazine, Animation World Magazine, and Graiffit (published by ASIFA-Hollywood). He is the founder and past president of the Society for Animation Studies.

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