He image offered in this listing comes directly from the personal archived library of PETER BASCH who was a celebrity and artistic nude Playboy photographer during the 1940s through the 1970s. Basch was a master in glamour and nude fine art photography having authored many books on the subject. In addition to photographer signed and/or stamped photographic images, we are only offering 100% guaranteed original camera images (B&W negatives and color transparencies) which have been stored away since he produced his first work. Many of the original camera film images (negatives and transparencies) have never been seen before and are one of a kind. Others have been published in the world’s top celebrity and men’s magazines. The rediscovery of the mastery of Peter Basch will reveal his respect and passion for photographing the world’s top celebrities and most beautiful women such as BETTIE PAGE , JAYNE MANSFIELD , GRACE KELLY , SOPHIA LOREN , MARLON BRANDO , JANE FONDA , BRIGITTE BARDOT , ANITA EKBERG , FEDERICO FELLINI , URSULA ANDRESS , and many more. Please see a bio and additional notes on Peter Basch below. Intage 1960s original gelatin silver semi-gloss double-weight borderless 11″ x 14″ photograph of actor TONY CURTIS. Taken in his home by photographer PETER BASCH and from his personal archive. Basch’s master print, hand-printed by him personally in the exclusive semi-gloss double-weight borderless format reserved for only his strongest portraits. Signed by Peter Basch, with his photographer credit ink stamp, and handwritten notation. TONY CURTIS AT HOME. In pencil on the verso. No rights are included in this offering. TONE: B&W – FINISH: semi-gloss – OTHER: double-weight paper stock. Excellent: Very nearly pristine, with no more than trivial flaws. Very Good: Slight scuffing, rippling, minor surface impressions. Good: Visibly used with small areas of wear, which may include surface impressions and spotting. Fair: Visibly damaged with extensive wear. CUSTOMER SERVICE – I will respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. Peter Basch was born in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Felix Basch and Grete Basch-Freund, both prominent theater and film personalities of the German-speaking world. In 1933 the family came to New York due to fears of rising anti-Jewish sentiment and laws in Germany. The family had US citizenship because Felix’s father, Arthur Basch, was a wine trader who lived in San Francisco. After moving back to Germany, Arthur Basch kept his American citizenship, and passed it to his children and, thence, to his grandchildren. When the Basch family arrived in New York in 1933, they opened a restaurant on Central Park South in the Navarro Hotel. The restaurant, Gretel’s Viennese, became a hangout for the Austrian expatriate community. Peter Basch had his first job there as a waiter. While in New York, Basch attended the De Witt Clinton High School. The family moved to Los Angeles to assist in Basch’s father’s career, during which time Basch went to school in England. Upon returning to the United States, Basch joined the Army. He was mobilized in the US Army Air Forces’ First Motion Picture Unit, where he worked as a script boy. After the war, he started attending UCLA and started taking photographs of young starlets working with other photographers and film studios. His mother asked him to join her back in New York after she and his father decided that Basch should be a photographer and they obtained a photography studio for their son. For over twenty years, Peter Basch had a successful career as a magazine photographer. He was known for his images of celebrities, artists, dancers, actors, starlets, and glamour-girls in America and Europe. His photos appeared in many major magazines such as Life, Look and Playboy. The Peter Basch Collection includes iconic images of all the major midcentury stars, from Europe and America. These masterful images are a window onto a time we cannot forget, when movie stars stepped out of the studios control, and we began to see these larger-than-life performers as full, three-dimensional personalities. Baschs images capture the heart and spirit of these glamorous performers. Taking pictures in natural light, out in the world, we see these stars as full human beings, not the carefully made-up, studio-approved icons of oldfashioned Hollywood. Basch was able to capture the moments of a human beings spirit, their mercurial reactions, all the facets that made these magnetic individuals the stars they were. Basch authored and co-authored a number of books containing his photographs including: Candid Photography (1958 with Peter Gowland Basch and Don Ornitz Basch) Peter Basch’s Glamour Photography (A Fawcett How-To Book) (1958) Peter Basch photographs beauties of the world (1958) Camera in Rome (1963 with Nathan and Simon Basch) Peter Basch Photographs 100 Famous Beauties (1965) The nude as form & figure (1966) Put a Girl in Your Pocket: The Artful Camera of Peter Basch (1969) Peter Basch’s Guide to Figure Photography (1975 with Jack Rey). Thoughts on Peter Basch by his daughter : My Father, Peter Basch, saw. He looked and he saw. He taught me to see. He taught me to listen and hear. We used to play a game when I was little. Hed say, Michele, look at the street then look at me, what did you see? I would list the cars, red, black, navy; people, fat, tall, thin; children, parents; trees and plants. He would add the detail. A blue car with New York plates, a black car with New Jersey plates. The people were not just tall or small, thin or fat, they wore coats or sweaters, they laughed or were sad. The trees had leaves, were close together, the green was dark, vivid, the sun playing with the shadow. He captured in his mind and on film the unexpected moment in time, the interaction between two people, the look, the thought, the breath that punctuated the decision. My Father was one of the great romantics. He had a true love and appreciation of beauty in its purest form. We would talk about BEAUTY and her differences: natural, Hollywood, young, old and the beauty of communication, interaction, the Beauty of the moment. He recorded the breath in time on film: two ladies in Paris reading the paper, a Dachshund looking around the corner, a chair in front of the Eiffel Tower. My Father saw the thought and seized it for posterity. My Father understood the language light speaks to shadow. He showed me how the sun plays with dark. His favorite moment was at Sunrise when the shadows were long and soft. He saw every hue from white to black and everything in between. He understood the language, taught and published books on Light and Shadow, Form and Figure. I traveled through Europe with my Father. I was his assistant! And proud of it! I was the camera person! Changed the film, made sure the lens was clean, stood in during special poses, helped in the dark room, retouched to refine and perfect. I loved watching him talk and listen. He listened to Jane Fonda, Ursula Andress, Brigit Bardot, Fellini, Mastroiani and so many more. He listened and recorded the answer, the thought, that moment of indecision, realization and Seduction. Jules et Jim – Truffaut. Bijoutiers du Clair de Lune – Vadim. The Vice and the Virtue – Vadim. Fearless Vampire Killers – Polanski. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – De Sica. Une Femme Est Une Femme Goddard. Cartouche – De Broca. Anne Frank – Stevens. Guys and Dolls – Mankiewicz. Horse Soldiers – Ford. Majority of One – Leroy. Walk on the Wild Side – Dmytryk. Wild in the Streets – Spear. The Day the Fish Came Out – Cocayannis. The Pawnbroker – Lumet. La Verite – Clouzot. La Loi Sacree – Pabst. Baby Doll – Kazan. The 13 Most Beautiful Girls – Warhol. The Three Sisters – Bogart. Francis of Assissi – Curtiz. The Man Who Had Power Over Women. The Spy With The Cold Nose. 2002 Jewish Museum – Vienna Austria Vom Grossvater vertrieben. 2002 LEICA Gallery, NYC Portrait of Al Hirschfeld. 2001 National Portrait Gallery — London Dame Elizabeth (Taylor). 2001 Fahey-Klein Gallery, LA Group Show/Great Directors. 2001 Museum/City of New York, Al Hirschfeld Exhibit. 2000 Museum of Modern Art, NY, Brigitte Bardot. 1999 Vienna, Austria übersee. 1999 Stadt Museum, Munich, Germany TWEN exhibit. 1997 Museum of the Moving Image Grace Kelly. 1996 Staley Wise Gallery, NY Shooting Stars one man show. 1980s Museum of Modern Art, NY, Sophia Loren LA County Museum “Masters of Starlight” (subsequently traveled to Tokyo & Kyoto, Japan) Stadt Museum, Munich, Germany AKT (nudes). (June 3, 1925 September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in over 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances. Although his early film roles were partly the result of his good looks, by the latter half of the 1950s he became a notable and strong screen presence. He began proving himself to be a fine dramatic actor, having the range to act in numerous dramatic and comedy roles. In his earliest parts he acted in a string of “mediocre” films, including swashbucklers, westerns, light comedies, sports films, and a musical. However, by the time he starred in. (1953) with his wife Janet Leigh, “his first clear success, ” notes critic David Thomson, his acting had progressed immensely. He won his first serious recognition as a skilled dramatic actor in. Sweet Smell of Success. (1957) with co-star Burt Lancaster. The following year he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in another drama. Curtis then gave what many believe was his best acting, in a completely different role, the comedy. Some Like It Hot. Thomson calls it an “outrageous film, ” and it was voted the number 1 funniest film in history from a survey done by the American Film Institute. It costarred Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, and was directed by Billy Wilder. That was followed by Blake Edwards comedy. (1959) with Cary Grant. They were both frantic comedies, and displayed his impeccable comic timing. He often collaborated with Edwards on later films. His most significant serious part came in 1968 when he starred in the true-life drama. Which some consider his last major film role. ” The part reinforced his reputation as a serious actor with his “chilling portrayal of serial killer Albert DeSalvo. He gained 30 pounds and had his face “rebuilt” with a false nose to look like the real DeSalvo. Curtis was the father of actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis by his first wife, actress Janet Leigh. Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz in the Bronx, New York, the eldest of three sons of Emanuel Schwartz and Helen Klein. His parents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants from Mátészalka, Hungary. Hungarian was Curtis’ only language until he was five or six, postponing his schooling. His father was a tailor and the family lived in the back of the shop the parents in one corner and Curtis and his brothers Julius and Robert in another. His mother had once made an appearance as a participant on the television show. You Bet Your Life. Hosted by Groucho Marx. Curtis said, When I was a child, Mom beat me up and was very aggressive and antagonistic. His mother was later diagnosed with schizophrenia, a mental illness which also affected his brother Robert and led to Robert’s institutionalization. When Curtis was eight, he and his brother Julius were placed in an orphanage for a month because their parents could not afford to feed them. Four years later, Julius was struck and killed by a truck. Curtis joined a neighborhood gang whose main crimes were playing hooky from school and minor pilfering at the local dime store. When he turned 11, a friendly neighbor saved him from what he felt would have led to a life of delinquency, by sending him to a Boy Scout camp, where he was able to settle down and work off his energy. He attended Seward Park High School and received his first bit part in a stage play at age 16. He enlisted in the United States Navy after Pearl Harbor was bombed and war was declared. Having been inspired by Cary Grant’s role in. And Tyrone Power in. (1943), he chose submarine duty and served aboard USS. From his sub tender’s signal bridge, he witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay from about a mile away. Following his discharge, Curtis attended City College of New York under the G. Bill and studied acting at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York with the influential German stage director Erwin Piscator, along with Elaine Stritch, Walter Matthau, and Rod Steiger. He was discovered by a talent agent and casting director Joyce Selznick. Curtis claims it was because he was the handsomest of the boys. Arriving in Hollywood in 1948 at age 23, he was placed under contract at Universal Pictures and changed his name to Tony Curtis, taking his first name from the novel. And his last name from “Kurtz”, a surname from his mother’s family. Nonetheless, he was not hopeful of his chances in becoming a major actor, and feared having to return to the Bronx, a failure. I was a million-to-one shot, the. I wasn’t low man on the totem pole, I was. The totem pole, in a sewer, tied to a sack. Curtis’s uncredited screen debut came in. (1949) playing a rumba dancer. In his second film. City Across the River. (also in 1949), he was credited as “Anthony Curtis”. Later, as “Tony Curtis”, he cemented his reputation with breakthrough performances such as in the role of the scheming press agent Sidney Falco in. (1957) with Burt Lancaster who also starred in. And an Oscar-nominated performance as a bigoted escaped convict chained to Sidney Poitier in. He did both screen comedy and drama, and became one of the most sought after stars in Hollywood. Sex and the Single Girl. (1965), and his dramas included playing the slave Antoninus in Stanley Kubrick’s. (1960) co-starring Kirk Douglas and Sir Laurence Olivier. (1961), the true story of WW II veteran Ira Hayes, and. (1968), in which he played the self-confessed murderer of the film’s title, Albert DeSalvo. The latter film was praised for Curtis’ performance. He was also part of the all-star ensemble in Elia Kazan’s 1976 drama. Curtis was nominated for a Golden Globe for Supporting actor for his performance in Spartacus (1960) alongside co star Kirk Douglas. Curtis appeared frequently on television; he co-starred with Roger Moore in the TV series. Later, he co-starred in. In the early 1960s, he was immortalized as “Stony Curtis, ” a voice-over guest star on. Throughout his life, Curtis enjoyed painting, and since the early 1980s, painted as a second career. In the last years of his life, he concentrated on painting rather than movies. A surrealist, Curtis claimed “Van Gogh, [Paul] Matisse, Picasso, Magritte” as influences. I still make movies but I’m not that interested in them any more. But I paint all the time. In 2007, his painting. Was on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. His paintings can also be seen at the Tony Vanderploeg Gallery in Carmel, California. Curtis spoke of his disappointment at never being awarded an Oscar. In March 2006, Curtis received the Sony Ericsson Empire Lifetime Achievement Award. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and received the. Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. (Order of Arts and Letters) from France in 1995. Curtis was married five times. His first wife was actress Janet Leigh, to whom he was married from 1951 to 1962, and with whom he fathered actresses Kelly and Jamie Lee Curtis. “For a while, we were Hollywood’s golden couple, ” he said. I was very dedicated and devoted to Janet, and on top of my trade, but in her eyes that goldenness started to wear off. I realized that whatever I was, I wasn’t enough for Janet. That hurt me a lot and broke my heart. The studio he was under contract with, Universal-International, generally stayed out of their stars’ love lives. However, when they chose to get married, studio executives spent three days trying to talk him out of it, telling him he would be poisoning himself at the box office. ” They threatened “banishment back to the Bronx and the end of his budding career. In response, Curtis and Leigh decided to defy the studio heads and instead eloped and were married by a local judge in Greenwich Connecticut. Comedian and close friend Jerry Lewis came as a witness. It was Leigh’s third marriage. They divorced in 1962, and in 1963, Curtis married Christine Kaufmann, the 17-year-old German co-star of his latest film. He stated that his marriage with Leigh had effectively ended “a year earlier”. They had two daughters, Alexandra (born July 19, 1964) and Allegra (born July 11, 1966). They divorced in 1968. Kaufmann resumed her career, which she had interrupted during her marriage. Curtis was also married to. Lisa Deutsch (February 28, 1993 1994); divorced. Jill Vandenberg Curtis (November 6, 1998 September 29, 2010; his death). His last wife was 42 years his junior. They met in a restaurant in 1993 and married in 1998. The age gap doesn’t bother us. We laugh a lot. My body is functioning and everything is good. She’s the sexiest woman I’ve ever known. We don’t think about time. I don’t use Viagra either. There are 50 ways to please your lover. His son Nicholas (December 31, 1970 April 2, 1994, with Leslie Allen) died of a heroin overdose at the age of 23. On his son’s death, Curis remarked, You never get over that. The death of a child. Can’t talk about it, ” and that it’s “a terrible thing when a father loses his son. According to the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, Curtis, who had a problem with alcoholism and drug abuse, went though the treatment center of the Betty Ford Clinic in the mid 1980s, which was successful for him. Beginning in 1990, Curtis and his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis took a renewed interest in their family’s Hungarian-Jewish heritage, and helped finance the rebuilding of the “Great Synagogue” in Budapest, Hungary. (photo) The largest synagogue in Europe today, it was originally built in 1859 and suffered damage during World War II. In 1998, he also founded the Emanuel Foundation for Hungarian Culture, and served as honorary chairperson. The organization works for the restoration and preservation of synagogues and 1300 Jewish cemeteries in Hungary. He dedicated this to the 600,000 Jewish victims of the Holocaust in Hungary and lands occupied by the Hungarian Army. He also helped promote Hungary’s national image in commercials. In 1994, a mural featuring his likeness, painted by the artist George Sportelli, was unveiled on the Sunset Boulevard overpass of the Hollywood Freeway Highway 101 in California. In 2004, he was inducted into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Hall of Fame. A street is named after him in the Sun City Anthem development in Henderson, Nevada. In 2008, he was featured in the documentary. The Jill & Tony Curtis Story. About his efforts with his wife to rescue horses from slaughterhouses. In October 2008, Curtis’s autobiography. American Prince: A Memoir. In it, he describes his encounters with other Hollywood legends of the time including Frank Sinatra and James Dean, as well as his hard-knock childhood and path to success. It was followed by the publication of his next book. The Making of Some Like it Hot: My Memories of Marilyn Monroe and the Classic American Movie. Curtis shared his memories of the making of the movie, in particular about Marilyn Monroe, whose antics and attitude on the set made everyone miserable. On May 22, 2009, Curtis apologized to the BBC radio audience after he used three profanities in a six-minute interview with BBC presenter William Crawley. The presenter also apologized to the audience for Curtis’s “Hollywood realism”. Curtis explained that he thought the interview was being taped, when it was in fact live. In 1984 Curtis was rushed to hospital suffering from advanced cirrhosis as a result of his alcoholism and cocaine addiction. He then entered the Betty Ford Clinic and vowed to overcome his “various illnesses”. He underwent heart bypass surgery in 1994. Curtis nearly died when he contracted pneumonia in December 2006 and was in a coma for several days. As a result he used a wheelchair and could only walk short distances. On July 8, 2010, Curtis, who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), was hospitalized in Las Vegas after suffering an asthma attack during a book signing engagement in Henderson, Nevada at Costco. Curtis died at his Henderson, Nevada home on September 29, 2010, of a cardiac arrest. In a release to the Associated Press, his daughter, actress Jamie Lee Curtis, stated. My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages. He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world. He will be greatly missed. He was interred at Palm Memorial Park Cemetery near close friend and co-star Jack Lemmon in Green Valley, Nevada on October 4, 2010. His memorial service was attended by his daughters, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ron Jeremy, Rich Little, and Vera Goulet, Robert Goulet’s widow. Investor Kirk Kerkorian, actor Kirk Douglas and singer Phyllis McGuire were among the honorary pallbearers. Take One False Step. How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border. I Was a Shoplifter. (1950) (Credited as Anthony Curtis). The Prince Who Was a Thief. No Room for the Groom. Son of Ali Baba. The Black Shield of Falworth. Six Bridges to Cross. So This Is Paris. Who Was That Lady? (1961), as Ira Hayes. 40 Pounds of Trouble. The List of Adrian Messenger. Paris, When It Sizzles. Not with My Wife, You Don’t! Don’t Make Waves. On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who.. Monte Carlo or Bust. You Can’t Win’Em All. Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? The Count of Monte Cristo. The Bad News Bears Go to Japan. Out of the Blue: Live at Wembley. It Rained All Night the Day I Left. The Mirror Crack’d. Moviola: The Scarlett O’Hara War. Othello, the Black Commando. The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal. The Last of Philip Banter. The Passenger – Welcome to Germany. Lobster Man From Mars. Walter & Carlo In America. Center of the Web. Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time. Naked in New York. A Century of Cinema. TV Series (1996) (role as Hal, ballroom dance studio instructor). Play It to the Bone. The Blacksmith and the Carpenter. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “TONY CURTIS HANDSOME YOUNG 1960s VINTAGE OVERSIZE DBLWT PHOTOGRAPH PETER BASCH” is in sale since Monday, June 22, 2015. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Photographs\1960-69\Black & White”. The seller is “greatclassics” and is located in Los Angeles, California. 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