Paparazzi

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Photo op or life intrusion?

The term paparazzi is derived from Federico Fellini’s character, Paparazzo, in the 1960 film La Dolce Vita, and has since become a household name.

Ron Gallella is one of most famous paparazzi of all, best known for his hounding of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who finally won an injunction forbidding him to get near her or her children.

The image on the left is a photo of the paparazzi climbing the walls of the Monaco Palace to get a glimps of  Grace Kelly’ marriage to Prince Rainier in 1956.

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Here are some photos from the past:

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Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress in Rome (1964) by Tazio Secchiaroli.

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Jack Nicholson and Jackie Onassis at the Ferragamo store on Fifth Avenue.

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Cher and her sister Georganne get a light at the Hollywood Design Exhibition. Francesco Scavullo and Bob Mackie look on. November 20, 1974.

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Ali MacGraw (with a wardrobe malfunction) and Larry Spangler at Studio 54. NY1978. Ron Galella.

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Elizabeth Taylor with spouse no.4 Eddie Fisher in the little harbor of Portofino in 1959.

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Elizabeth with soon-to-be husband No. 5, Richard Burton on set of Night of the Iguana 1963.

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