Eve Arnold, ‘The Misfits. Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift practice a scene during the filming of "The Misfits" (Nevada, USA)’, 1960, Magnum Photos

When Magnum was invited to the set of The Misfits in 1960, Arnold joined the rest of the members of the agency at the time—including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, and others—in the Nevada desert for the four-month shoot.

Reproducing the original without alteration and enlarged to a 16"x20" paper size, these Magnum Contacts offer a unique insight into the methods by which our photographers produced some of their best known images, by clearly showing the sequence of frames and the marks of the editing process on each sheet.

Signature: Stamped with artist copyright stamp on verso and Magnum blind stamp on recto

About Eve Arnold

Eve Arnold began her photographic pursuits while working in a New York City photo-finishing plant in 1946, and soon after began studying with Alexei Brodovitch, a noted art director at Harper's Bazaar. Capturing the most glamorous and famous faces of the last century, including Malcolm X, Marilyn Monroe, and Jackie Kennedy, Arnold served as the official photographer on 40 movie sets. In equal measure, Arnold focused her lens on the lives of ordinary people around the world, traveling from China to South Africa.

American, 1912-2012