A name I discovered recently was that of Ernest Bachrach (1899-1973), a stills photographer who joined RKO in 1928 and worked there till he retired in 1954.
He shot photos for King Kong and Citizen Kane.
In 1947, he received a rare Academy Award medal of outstanding achievement in still photography for Cross Fire and The Farmer’s Daughter.
The stills here demonstrate some of his excellent work.
The king of menace when he wanted to be.
Love that shadow.
Super idea to have blow-up of a script page for NOTORIOUS.
Ernest Bachrach talking to enthusiastic amateur photographers. Virginia Vale in the foreground. Definitely a boy’s club!
The annual Still Photography medal won by Ernest Bachrach in 1947
Janet Leigh, Robert Mitchum look at some of the RKO Still photography Exhibition.
Some wonderful images there. Thanks for sharing this.
Thanks,Colin. Can you imagine some of them neatly framed and on your wall!
I remember Virginia Vale from a series of good little westerns , six in all, with George O’Brien. She also made one with Tim Holt who took over from George as RKO’s leading cowboy. I really like this studios westerns.