Sunday, February 3, 2008

Floyd McCarty

Copyright Floyd McCarty

Copyright Floyd McCarty

Being Warner Brothers set photographer in the golden age of Hollywood movies Floyd McCarty has shot some of the most memorable film still photography you can imagine. We all know the pictures he took of James Dean at the sets of the movies East of Eden, Rebels without a Cause and Giants.
Although you can see a lot his his great pictures here and here I am really stunned and disappointed that my online search at google brought about only this short bio at

He was born on June 22, 1913
Dates of professional Activity 1929 - 1975
Attended school up until the 7th Grade.
Worked for Various Newspapers and Magazines including New York Times, L. A. Examiner, (old) Dailey News, Chicago Sun (L.A. Bureau) Member of local 659 photographer’s union.
Worked for various film studios including Warner Brothers, Columbia and Universal.
Most prominent photographic subjects include James Dean, Bogart & Bacall, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Debbie Reynolds, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, John Wayne, Doris Day among many others.
He was a still photographer for many films including East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause, Sayonara, The Left Handed Gun, Baby Doll, The Illustrated Man, Bonnie & Clyde and The Wrong Man and many more.- died October 5, 1999

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