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The great fashion photographer, Francesco Scavullo died yesterday in his New York home. His companion of thirty years, Sean Byrnes was at his side. He was 81 years old and his heart gave out.
Francesco was an amazing person. So full of love and kindness and great humor. I knew him well in the seventies during the Studio 54 years and rarely saw him after. He worked in Manhattan all of his life. He shot every cover for thirty years of Cosmopolitan Magazine and used such great stylists as Make up artist Way Bandy and hairdresser Howard Fugler. He put tits on the cover of Cosmo and started a look that still lasts today. He will be missed by everyone who knew him
The timing of this is very strange - just saw that Helmut Newton died today. He was a huge influence on my late-Seventies and early Eighties look, and I have always adored his women.

Shocking... I guess Heaven will be very well lit from now on...


Photographer Helmut Newton Killed in Crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Acclaimed photographer Helmut Newton was killed in a car crash Friday, police said. He was 83.
Newton, a fashion photographer whose work appeared in magazines such as Playboy, Elle and Vogue, was best known for his stark, black-and-white nude photos.
Newton lost control of his Cadillac while leaving the Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood and crashed into a wall across the street, said Officer April Harding, a police spokeswoman.
Before hitting the wall, the car brushed an Associated Press photographer who was arriving at the hotel on an unrelated assignment.

Newton was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he died a short time later, Harding said.

Newton, who was Jewish, fled Germany for Singapore in December 1938, a month after Nazi-led pogroms. He eventually settled in Australia and became a citizen, then took up residence in Monte Carlo.

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