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Bert Stern

“I didn’t like jazz very much at the time because I thought most of it took place in cellars in Greenwich Village, all in black and white. If anything influenced me, it would have been a movie called The Red Shoes by Michael Powell. When I saw that film, probably when I was 18, I was so taken with the color that I remember just holding onto the arms of the chairs in the movie theater and being… Read more
“I didn’t like jazz very much at the time because I thought most of it took place in cellars in Greenwich Village, all in black and white. If anything influenced me, it would have been a movie called The Red Shoes by Michael Powell. When I saw that film, probably when I was 18, I was so taken with the color that I remember just holding onto the arms of the chairs in the movie theater and being mesmerized because I thought it was the first color movie that used color instead of it being in color.” Read less