PETER BASCH PHOTOGRAPHY
PROVENANCE: The image offered in this listing comes directly from the personal archived library of PETER BASCH who was a celebrity and artistic nude Playboy photographer during the 1940s through the 1970s. Mr. Basch was a master in glamour and nude fine art photography having authored many books on the subject. In addition to photographer signed and/or stamped photographic images, we are only offering 100% guaranteed original camera images (B&W negatives and color transparencies) which have been stored away since he produced his first work. Many of the original camera film images (negatives and transparencies) have never been seen before and
are one of a kind. Others have been published in the world's top
celebrity and men's magazines. The rediscovery of the mastery of Peter
Basch will reveal his respect and passion for photographing the world's
top celebrities and most beautiful women such as BETTIE PAGE, JAYNE MANSFIELD, GRACE KELLY, LOREN, BRANDO, JANE FONDA, BARDOT, EKBERG, FELLINI, ANDRESS and many more. Please see a bio and additional notes on Peter Basch below.
DESCRIPTION: Vintage 1960s original 2 1/4" color transparency of actress ZIVA RODANN taken by photographer PETER BASCH and from his personal archive. A sexy portrait of the young actress, perhaps best known for her role as "Nefertiti" from the 1960s BATMAN television series. This is the
original color transparency that was in the camera at the time of the photo shoot
and is therefore the only one of its kind in existence.
RIGHTS: The PETER BASCH FAMILY TRUST is the sole and exclusive copyright owner of the listed image(s). No rights are included in this offering.
WE ARE OFFERING ADDITIONAL ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVES, TRANSPARENCIES AND PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS FROM THE BASCH ARCHIVE IN OUR STORE: greatclassics
- SIZE: approx. 2 1/4"
- TONE: color
- CONDITION: Fine.
- I ship all items using, what I call, triple protection packing. The photos are inserted into a display bag with a white board, then packed in between two thick packaging boards and lastly wrapped with plastic film for weather protection before being placed into the shipping envelope.
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PETER BASCH BIO
(1921-2004) was a German/American glamour photographer who captured
thousands of images of the most prominent stars of the 50s and 60s.
Peter Basch was born in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Felix Basch
and Grete Basch-Freund, both prominent theater and film personalities of
the German-speaking world.
In 1933 the family came to New York due to
fears of rising anti-Jewish sentiment and laws in Germany. The family had US citizenship because Felix's father, Arthur Basch,
was a wine trader who lived in San
Francisco. After moving back to Germany,
Arthur Basch kept his American citizenship,
and passed it to his children and,
thence, to his grandchildren.
When the Basch family arrived in New York in 1933,
they opened a restaurant on Central Park South in the Navarro Hotel. The
restaurant, Gretel's Viennese, became a hangout for the Austrian expatriate
community. Peter Basch had his first job there as a waiter. While in New York, Basch attended the De Witt Clinton High School.
The family moved to Los Angeles to assist in
Basch's father's career, during
which time Basch went to school in England. Upon returning to the United States, Basch joined the Army. He was mobilized in the US Army Air Forces' First Motion Picture Unit, where he worked as a script boy.
After the war, he
started attending UCLA and started taking photographs of young starlets working
with other photographers and film studios. His mother asked him to join her
back in New York
after she and his father decided that Basch should be a photographer
and they obtained a photography studio for their son.
For over twenty years, Peter
Basch had a successful career as a magazine photographer. He was known for his
images of celebrities, artists, dancers,
actors, starlets, and glamour-girls in America
and Europe. His photos appeared in many major
magazines such as Life, Look and Playboy.The
Peter Basch Collection includes iconic images of all the major midcentury stars, from Europe and America. These masterful images are
a window onto a time we cannot forget,
when movie stars stepped out of the studio’s control,
and we began to see these larger-than-life performers as full, three-dimensional personalities.
images capture the heart and spirit of these glamorous performers. Taking
pictures in natural light, out in
the world, we see these stars as
full human beings, not the carefully
made-up, studio-approved icons of
Basch was able to capture the moments of a human being’s spirit, their mercurial reactions,
all the facets that made these magnetic individuals the stars they were.
Basch authored and co-authored a number of books containing his photographs
- Candid Photography (1958 with Peter Gowland
Basch and Don Ornitz Basch)
- Peter Basch's Glamour
Photography (A Fawcett How-To Book) (1958)
- Peter Basch photographs
beauties of the world (1958)
- Camera in Rome (1963 with Nathan and Simon
- Peter Basch Photographs
100 Famous Beauties (1965)
- The nude as form &
- Put a Girl in Your Pocket:
The Artful Camera of Peter Basch (1969)
- Peter Basch's Guide to Figure
Photography (1975 with Jack Rey)
Thoughts on Peter Basch by his
Peter Basch, saw. He looked and he
saw. He taught me to see. He taught me to listen and hear. We used to play a
game when I was little. He’d say,
Michele, look at the street then
look at me, what did you see? I
would list the cars, red, black,
navy; people, fat, tall,
thin; children, parents; trees and
plants. He would add the detail. A blue car with New York
plates, a black car with New Jersey plates. The
people were not just tall or small,
thin or fat, they wore coats or
sweaters, they laughed or were sad.
The trees had leaves, were close
together, the green was dark, vivid,
the sun playing with the shadow.
My Father saw. He
captured in his mind and on film the unexpected moment in time, the interaction between two people, the look,
the thought, the breath that
punctuated the decision.
My Father was one of the great romantics. He had a true love
and appreciation of beauty in its purest form. We would talk about BEAUTY and
her differences: natural, Hollywood,
young, old and the beauty of communication, interaction,
the Beauty of the moment. He recorded the breath in time on film: two ladies in
Paris reading the paper,
a Dachshund looking around the corner,
a chair in front of the Eiffel
Tower. My Father saw the
thought and seized it for posterity.
My Father understood the language light speaks to shadow. He
showed me how the sun plays with dark. His favorite moment was at Sunrise when the shadows
were long and soft. He saw every hue from white to black and everything in
between. He understood the language,
taught and published books on Light and Shadow,
Form and Figure.
I traveled through Europe
with my Father. I was his assistant! And proud of it! I was the camera person! Changed
the film, made sure the lens was
clean, stood in during special poses, helped in the dark room,
retouched to refine and perfect. I loved watching him talk and listen. He
listened to Jane Fonda, Ursula
Andress, Brigit Bardot, Fellini,
Mastroiani and so many more. He listened and recorded the answer, the thought,
that moment of indecision,
realization and Seduction."
Some celebrities photographed by Peter Basch:
- Brigitte Bardot
- Jean-Paul Belmondo
- Claudia Cardinale
- Salvador Dalí
- Catherine Deneuve
- Marlene Dietrich
- Françoise Dorléac
- Christine Kaufmann
- Gina Lollobrigida
- Antonella Lualdi
- Silvana Mangano
- Jayne Mansfield
- Marcello Mastroianni
- Michèle Morgan
- Uschi Obermaier
- Anthony Perkins
- Eva Marie Saint
- Alexandra Stewart
- Susan Strasberg
- Elizabeth Taylor
Directors, other entertainment luminaries:
Franz Antel, Michelangelo
Antonioni, Felix Basch, Paul Bogart, Marlon Brando, Michael
Cacoyannis, Don Chaffey, Anatoli Choukrai, Henri-Georges
Jean Cocteau, Michael Curtiz, Paul Czinner, Salvador Dali, Gordon Davidson, Philippe De Broca, Vittorio De Sica, Cecil B. DeMille, Bernard Deschamps
Edward Dmytryk, Michael Douglas, Federico Fellini, Walter
Felsenstein, Richard Fleischer, John Ford, John
Frankenheimer, Marty Fried, Jack Garfein, Pietro Germi
Jean-Luc Godard, Lee Grant, Horst Hächler, Ernst Häusserman, Jim Henson, Geoffrey Holder, Ken Hughes, Helmuth Käutner, Elia Kazan, Diane Keaton
Fritz Kortner, Henry Koster, John Krish, Akira Kurosawa, Lotte Lehman, Mervyn LeRoy, Bobbie Lewis, Jerry Lewis, Harold Lloyd, Ernst Lubitsch, Sidney Lumet
Joseph Mankiewicz, Paul Mann, Franz Marischka, Rudy Mate, Paul Newman, Tom O'Horgan, G. W. Pabst, Daniel Petrie, Erwin Piscator, Sidney Poitier, Roman Polanski
Porterfield, Otto Preminger, Alain Resnais, Jean Louis
Rossellini, George Schaeffer, Oscar Fritz Schuh, Frank Silvera, George Stevens
Lee Strasberg, Giorgio Strehler, George Tabori, J. Lee Thompson, François Truffaut, Roger Vadim, Agnès Varda, Luchino Visconti, Alfred Vohrer, Erich Von
Andréas Voutsinas, Andy Warhol, Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, Franco Zeffirelli
Jules et Jim Truffaut
Bijoutiers du Clair de Lune Vadim
The Vice and the Virtue Vadim
Fearless Vampire Killers Polanski
Today and Tomorrow De
Une Femme Est Une Femme Goddard
Anne Frank Stevens
Guys and Dolls Mankiewicz
Horse Soldiers Ford
Majority of One Leroy
Walk on the Wild Side Dmytryk
Wild in the Streets Spear
The Day the Fish Came Out Cocayannis
The Pawnbroker Lumet
La Verite Clouzot
La Loi Sacree Pabst
Baby Doll Kazan
The 13 Most Beautiful Girls Warhol
The Three Sisters Bogart
Francis of Assissi Curtiz
The Swimmer Perry
The Man Who Had Power Over Women
The Spy With The Cold Nose
2002 Jewish Museum - Vienna
“Vom Grossvater vertrieben”
2002 LEICA Gallery, NYC Portrait of Al Hirschfeld
2001 National Portrait Gallery --
London Dame Elizabeth (Taylor)
2001 Fahey-Klein Gallery, LA Group Show/Great Directors
2001 Museum/City of New York,
Al Hirschfeld Exhibit
of Modern Art, NY,
1999 Vienna, Austria – “übersee”
1997 Museum of the Moving Image –
1996 Staley Wise Gallery,
NY “Shooting Stars” – one man
of Modern Art, NY,
LA County Museum
"Masters of Starlight" (subsequently traveled to Tokyo & Kyoto, Japan)
Stadt Museum, Munich, Germany
ZIVA RODANN BIO
(Born March 2,
1935) is a retired Israeli-born actress.
Smouldering Israeli-born beauty who figured prominently in a number of "Hollywood turkeys" of the late 50s and early 60s, including "Macumba Love," "College Confidential" and "3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt."
Played the nefarious Nefertiti opposite Victor Buono's King Tut on the "Batman" 60s TV series.
Returned to Israel in the late 60s and eventually retired.