They Were Collaborators #544


Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Barbara Streisand and Sidney Poitier

4 comments:

Tommy O'C said...

Wow. What a gathering. (Five will get you ten that Babs and Steve made music together.) I presume this was for United Artists.

Tom Sutpen said...

Actually First Artists, but the idea was similar to United Artists. The reason it failed, like Liberty Pictures, The Directors Company, California Pictures, and all other talent pooling through the decades, was its ultimate dependence upon major studios for distribution of their work. UA was the only semi-independent company to make it off the ground entirely on its own steam (though keeping the company alive the first decade or two was truly a struggle). If it hadn't, I can't imagine there would have been others in its wake.

Silver Solo said...

This photo makes an outstanding impression on me. I think it's because I see all of these characters as strong, unique individuals that each of us could identify with. Icons like this helped shape my view of what it means to be your own person. Love all your photos, this one especially.

Anne said...

omg...what a cast of strong characters