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They were no longer celebrities; they were people who enjoyed being together.
These were their private times.” ‘Yul Brynner: A Photographic Journey’ is at the Little Black Gallery, London SW10 until February 11; 020 7349 9332, or visit The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
“It was a long task,” she tells me from her office in Los Angeles, “but a pretty fascinating one, with a lot of surprises.” Hardest to select from were his portraits of Ingrid Bergman: “Isabella [Rossellini] still talks about it, how they had this amazing friendship; that the pictures my father took of her mother were the best, because you can see the depth of feeling between them.” Brynner discovered photography in 1950, while working as a director at CBS.
He had already tasted success as an actor on Broadway, cast by Michael Chekhov (nephew of Anton) in a production of Twelfth Night in 1941.
Yul Brynner’s eyebrows lent themselves with panache to a career spanning 60 years.