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Letterman bumpers get new life in gallery photo show
Letterman bumpers get new life in gallery photo show

Nothing says David Letterman like a greasy, New York City pizza box strewn with leftover crust remnants and crushed beer cans. The late-night TV host may be retiring next month after 33 years on the air, but many of the photographs that ran as “bumpers” on TV before and after commercials or to introduce interview segments will make up an exhibition opening May 8 at Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica's Bergamot Station. All of the images in “The Letterman Bumpers, the Art of Late Night” were shot by Marc Karzen, a staff photographer at NBC’s “Late Night With David Letterman” from 1982 to 1992. “Initially we were just covering the...

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