To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the recently relaunched Hollywood Reporter commissioned Art Streiber to shoot one of three covers honoring Hollywood’s legends.
“I’m thrilled to be working with The Hollywood Reporter!” Art says. “I am totally psyched that there is a new magazine on the market that focuses on every aspect of television and motion-picture production. And it’s a weekly. And it’s oversized—so the imagery gets amazing play!
“Jennifer Laski, the director of photography, Shanti Marlar, the creative director, and Janice Min, the editor in chief, are all recent transplants to Los Angeles from New York,” he continues, “and could not be more supportive of their photography contributors.”
For his cover, Art’s legendary subjects were none other than Mickey Rooney, Eva Marie Saint, Ed Asner, Debbie Reynolds, Larry Hagman, and Betty White. He also shot individual portraits for the magazine.
“While Eva and Larry were very reserved on set, Ed, Debbie, and Betty were bawdy and blue and hilarious!” Art recalls. “We captured a few singles of each of them and then attempted (and rearranged) a group shot, which I’m proud to say was NOT a comp from multiple frames!” (To see what the New York Post‘s gossip page had to say about the feisty shoot, see “H’wood oldsters dirty as kids.”)
Here are some of Art’s delightful solo portraits of these gifted entertainers…