The Carmel Pine Cone
Disputed MTM pic now in the hand of P.B. photographer’s family
By KELLY NIX
Published: February 14, 2014
A 40-YEAR-OLD photograph of the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” cast that was shot by a late Pebble Beach photographer is now back in the hands of his family after a two-year legal battle with a Hollywood film giant over the image.
The photo, which had been used by Twentieth Century Fox after they acquired the rights to the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” in 1998, was shot by renowned photographer John G. Zimmerman, who captured it for a 1974 Time Magazine cover story about actresses Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper. Zimmerman died in 2002 at the age of 74.
While Zimmerman’s family owns the rights to thousands of his photos, including images from the Time Magazine shoot, the photo in question mysteriously never made it to them.
“We always assumed Time returned all of the photos to us after the story ran,” according to Pebble Beach resident Linda Zimmerman, who manages an archive of her father’s photos in Pacific Grove. “But this portrait, which captures the personalities of the cast to a tee, somehow went missing.”
Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Speakers: Len Speier
Event Type: Photography
Skill Level: Basic, Intermediate
Location: B&H Event Space, 420 Ninth Avenue
Online registration for this event has been closed.
You can still get on the waitlist.
Please arrive 15-30 minutes early.
To be successful at street photography is not merely to point and shoot. Experienced photographer and educator Len Speier will offer you his insights and tips to help you master the art of street photography. Len will provide practical tips; from the right garb to wear to the equipment he suggests to best enhance your images. Most importantly, Len will discuss the necessity of having a point of view when shooting street photography. Len’s presentation will also cover the legal issues involved in street photography, which will enable you to successfully shoot and share your images.
From the fine art of photographing the Big Apple, day or night, and in fair weather or foul, Len will provide the insights needed to capture the essence of the city surrounding you. Whether you’re shooting the cities of Europe, the jungles of Surinam, or the by-roads of China, Len will offer you his knowledge, wit, and good humor that you can take to the street. His engaging photos will give you the inspiration and motivation to go forth and create.
As native New Yorker, Len Speier was taken with photography from the time his late uncle Sam gave him a primitive film developing kit on his 13th birthday. Despite college, a stint with the First Cavalry Division on Occupation Duty in Japan at the end of WWII, followed by NYU Law School and a private practice, Len, somehow, returned to his first love, the photo arts, and has been completely engaged for over forty years.
Combining law with photography when he taught at the New School led Len to develop a course entitled: “What Every Photographer Should Know about the Law”. He also taught at FIT for over 16 years retiring as Associate Professor in 2006. Len has also done extensive lecturing on copyright, photography, and related topics at photo organizations, colleges, camera clubs and at the NYS Art Teachers’ Association.
His work is in the Permanent Collection of the International Center of Photography (ICP), Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris), Museum of the City of New York, Photo Archive of the New York Public Library, and numerous professional and private collections. Len was also a mentor for ten years for the NAACP program entitled, “ACT-SO”.
Nelson Mandela was freed from prison on 11 February 1990. Five weeks later, on 19 March 1990, on his first trip out of South Africa, he came to Stockholm to visit Oliver Tambo who was recovering from surgery. I too, was there to see Oliver Tambo before continuing on to Windhoek, Namibia to witness the birth of a new African nation. Like many who supported the cause of African Liberation from colonial occupation, I had always been moved by Mandel’s statement from his treason trial, “ Democracy is an ideal I wish to live for, but if need be, it is an ideal I’m prepared to die for.” Twenty-three years later, the great tree has fallen, and the Earth shook. Mandela was a tree of great character and beauty. He cast a wide shadow and gave shelter to so many under his branches. May his example become the guiding star that shines forever in the hearts of all future generations who cherish justice and freedom.
We have redesigned our calendar for 2014 and it is gorgeous!
Measuring 12″ x 14″, it is over 50% larger than last year’s
calendar and printed on premium stock. In place of shrink
wrap, each calendar is enclosed in a perfectly-sized crystal
clear poly bag. The 2014 calendar showcases 10 new black
& white images and 2 Color Light Abstractions, along with
an updated introduction by Wynn’s daughter Barbara.
Each fine art calendar is priced at $20 plus shipping and handling.
Click here for more details and to place your order.