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June 13, 2011

Man Ray, the famous photographer in 1920’s Paris

Filed under: Dachau, movies — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:37 am

Yesterday, I saw the new movie “Midnight in Paris.”  This is the best movie that I’ve seen in a long time.  It includes many characters who were famous writers and artists in the 1920’s.  They gathered at the home of Gertrude Stein, who is also a character, along with her partner Alice B. Toklas who is briefly mentioned.  (Remember the famous brownies baked by Alice.)

One of the characters is Man Ray (real name Emmanuel Radnitzky), who was a famous photographer in the 1920’s.  In 1929, Man Ray met Lee Miller, a fashion model from New York who became his student and later his lover and an excellent photographer in her own right.

Lee Miller is famous for her photos taken during World War II, and especially for her well-known photo of a German soldier at Dachau, who was found floating in the canal, after he was killed during the Dachau massacre.  You can see Lee Miller’s photo here.