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Sammy Davis Jr – Photo

Book Review: ISBN 978 0061146053 

Not many people will realise that Sammy Davis Jr was a photographer as well as a singer and dancer. This collection of mainly black and white photos gives an insight into the closed world of Hollywood parties. Sammy had access that press photographers could only dream of and captured some the greatest stars of the 20th Century at their most relaxed. The standard of photography is high but occasionally the lack of light and quality of the kit available at the time lets the shots down. Content is king here though. 

The only disappointment for me is there is only a small section of Sammy’s work with models and non-celebrities which he was probably proud of as he would have had more creative control, I would like to see more of this work.

Sammy Davis Jr - Photo