Friday, March 4, 2011

Sam Shaw Book Signing - Tuesday, March 8

Tuesday March 8, 2011
Cocktails: 6:30 p.m.
Program: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

The Players
16 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003

Reservations: 212-475-6116

Join Lorie Karnath (who will sign her new book, Sam Shaw, available for purchase) and other guests as they discuss the influential photographer and film producer. As a chronicler of America in the 1940s and 1950s, Shaw's photos were featured in many of the important periodicals of that period. His pictures of a great Hollywood Era are legendary. (His most iconic photo is Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch over the subway grate.) Ever the maverick, he evolved into a film producer in the 1960s, producing many of the acclaimed films of John Cassavetes, helping to pave the way for independent filmmaking.