James Dean on location for “Giant,” in Marfa, Texas in 1955.
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The Work of Sid Avery

James Dean on location for “Giant,” in Marfa, Texas in 1955. (© 1978 Sid Avery MPTV )
A sultry Elizabeth Taylor soaking up the sun in 1955 in Marfa, Texas, for the movie “Giant.” Her performance in the epic was called one of her best. (© 1978 Sid Avery MPTV )
Marlon Brando enjoying toast and coffee in his Beverly Glen home, Los Angeles, 1955. (© 1978 Sid Avery MPTV )
Even Rock Hudson got called to the telephone from the shower—though he doesn’t appear to mind in this 1952 photograph at his home. (© 1978 Sid Avery MPTV )
Although known for being publicity-shy, Marlon Brando allowed Sid Avery into his home for this shot of him in 1955 and another of the star taking out his trash. (© 1978 Sid Avery MPTV )
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward at home in Beverly Hills, CA. (© 1978 Sid Avery MPTV )
Steve McQueen putting slippers on daughter Terry in 1960. (© 1978 Sid Avery MPTV )
“Ocean’s Eleven” cast members: Richard Conte, Buddy Lester, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Akim Tamiroff, Richard Benedict, Henry Silva, Norman Fell and Clem Harvey. (© 1978 Sid Avery MPTV )
Audrey Hepburn in 1957. (© 1978 Sid Avery MPTV )