The Classic Hollywood Contact Sheets You Were Never Meant To See

January 6, 2015 2:01 PM

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The Classic Hollywood Contact Sheets You Were Never Meant To See

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, contact sheets were the primary vehicles connecting icons of the silver screen like Marilyn Monroe and Jimmy Stewart with their adoring fans.

Movie studios enlisted photographers to snap candid shots with hand-held cameras using 35mm film backstage, capturing intimate glimpses of life behind the scenes to promote Hollywood's seminal films. The spontaneous stream of images came together as contact sheets, frame-by-frame archives of cinema ...

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