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Guide to the Holly Schepisi and Paul Garfinkel Collection of Photographs
 PR 381

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Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 01, 2019
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

This collection, assembled and donated by Holly Schepisi and Paul Garfinkel, consists of photographs from three discrete photographers/photo agencies.

The first set of photographs is from the Black Star Agency, and contains images of prominent people and events of the 1970s and 1980s. Photos include actors such as Farrah Fawcett, Richard Gere, and Diane Keaton; political figures including President Jimmy Carter, Anwar Sadat, and Menachem Begin; and royals including Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and Princess Caroline of Monaco.

A second set of photos are portraits of Marilyn Monroe dated 1945-1953, taken by André de Dienes. These portraits are accompanied by certificates of authenticity from the curator and manager of the de Dienes archive.

The final set are photographs by photojournalist Ken Regan, including behind the scenes images of ABC News broadcasts, 1981-1983, and photographs of the extended Kennedy family at work, at political and social events, and at the family compound, 1971-1985. Most of these images are of Ted Kennedy, though there are also photos of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, John F. Kennedy Jr., Caroline Kennedy, Joe Kennedy Jr., and Pat Lawford.


This collection is arranged in three series by photographer:

Series I: Black Star Agency photographs

Series II: André de Dienes photographs

Series III: Ken Regan photographs

Each series is organized alphabetically by subject.