Photographer Sam Shaw is remembered for his iconic images of such stars as Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando. He also produced several films, including 1961’s Paris Blues.
Born in 1912, Sam Shaw took photographs of the making of Elia Kazan’s Panic in the Streets (1950). He then worked on A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and photographed Marlon Brando in a ripped t-shirt, which came to symbolize the film. Around this time, Shaw met and photographed Marilyn Monroe, and the two formed a lasting friendship. He later produced Paris Blues (1961) as well as several films by John Cassavetes. Shaw died in 1999.