Sammy Davis Jr. looks out of a Manhattan window. New York, 1959. - Burt Glinn Print – Magnum Photos

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Burt Glinn became an associate member of Magnum in 1951, along with Eve Arnold and Dennis Stock – the first Americans to join the young photo agency – and a full member in 1954. Along with his colleagues Glinn had access to Hollywood movie stars, in part through the friendship of Robert Capa with the Director John Houston, but also through assignments for the picture magazines. At this time it was possible to capture off guard images, such as this one of the actor and entertainer Sammy Davis Jr, unimaginable in the highly mediated world of contemporary celebrity. This picture is taken from a reportage following the actor around New York in 1959.

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  • Sammy Davis Jr. looks out of a Manhattan window. New York, 1959.

  • Burt Glinn

Early Magnum: On & In New York presents classic images from the 1950s of the city which has been Magnum Photos' US home and a source of inspiration since its founding


Burt Glinn became an associate member of Magnum in 1951, along with Eve Arnold and Dennis Stock – the first Americans to join the young photo agency – and a full member in 1954. Along with his colleagues Glinn had access to Hollywood movie stars, in part through the friendship of Robert Capa with the Director John Houston, but also through assignments for the picture magazines. At this time it was possible to capture off guard images, such as this one of the actor and entertainer Sammy Davis Jr, unimaginable in the highly mediated world of contemporary celebrity. This picture is taken from a reportage following the actor around New York in 1959.

We are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions about this or any other Magnum prints. You can contact one of the following print sales associates.

LONDON & NEW YORK
Chelsea Jacob
chelsea.jacob@magnumphotos.com
T: +44 20 7490 1771

PARIS
Simone Klein
simone.klein@magnumphotos.com
T: +33 1 53 42 50 44

Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.