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A selection of photographs taken by some of the world’s most accomplished ‘on-set’ photographers which celebrates the art of photography and the golden era of filmmaking with iconic directors and actors will be on display at the Hôtel du Cap (Antibes) on May 19, coinciding with the Cannes Film Festival and the Charles Finch Filmmakers Dinner.

Jean-Luc Godard and Brigitte Bardot discussing the next scene, on the set of ‘Le Mepris’, 1963_Ghislain Dussart

This is third in the series, curated and produced by Finch & Partners and in collaboration with Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Marilyn Monroe listens to director George Cukor on the set of “Let’s Make Love”, Hollywood, 1960 © Bob-Willoughby

Each photo characterises the universe of this period with images ranging from: Sophia Loren with Paul Newman on the set of Lady L in 1965, Jean-Luc Godard and Brigitte Bardot discussing the next scene on the set of Le Mepris in 1963 and James Dean reading his script for the film Rebel Without a Cause in 1955. Many of the images are extremely rare and some have never been exhibited before.

Alfred Hitchcock shows where he wants the camera on Sean Connery&Tippi Hedren on set of “Marnie”, Universal Studios, 1964 ©Bob Willoughby

To coincide with the exhibition, Jaeger-LeCoultre will also display a Compass camera created in 1938. This exceptional vintage camera will pay tribute to the legacy of the Manufacture with a further series of classic photos captured through its camera lens in New York, Paris and Shanghai, showcasing those locations, which have since become the backdrop to the iconic images that will be on display.

James Dean goes over his script on the set of “Rebel Without A Cause”, Warner Brothers Studios, 1955© Bob Willoughby