Art Streiber photographs actor Norman Lloyd for Judd Apatow’s Vanity Fair essay on “the youngest 101-year-old in Hollywood”

Photographing acting legend Norman Lloyd (we’d list his credits, but there’s just not enough space) for Vanity Fair was “simply amazing,” says Art Streiber, who first shot Lloyd in 1998, for Vanity Fair, when the actor was 84. “We flew to New York, and I made his portrait in the crown of the Statue of Liberty,” Art recalls.

Not long after their recent shoot, Art had dinner with Lloyd and came away charmed with stories that very few people have lived long enough to tell.

“The topics included his having seen Babe Ruth play baseball, his having cast his first presidential vote for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and his having played tennis with a barefoot John F. Kennedy. 101 years old. Seriously. Longevity questions? Norman ordered the burger, had a glass of cabernet, and finished dinner with a cup of regular coffee and a cookie.”

Art’s portraits accompany an essay in Vanity Fair‘s February issue on the centenarian by director/producer/writer Judd Apatow.

“I cherish every moment with Norman,” writes Apatow, who befriended Lloyd when the actor was in his 90s. “A few months ago, I attended his 101st-birthday party. I joked about how less exciting a 101st-birthday party is than a 100th-birthday party. It’s like when a Jewish kid turns 14. Recently, he told me he wasn’t able to have lunch with me because he was having minor surgery on his leg. I asked him what was wrong, and he said, ‘That’s what happens when you kick too much ass!'”

Read the full piece here: “Judd Apatow on Norman Lloyd, the Youngest 101-Year-Old in Hollywood.”

 

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Norman Lloyd. Photo by Art Streiber for Vanity Fair, February 2016 issue.

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Photo by Art Streiber for Vanity Fair.

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Lloyd with Judd Apatow. Photo by Art Streiber for Vanity Fair.

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Art Streiber photographing Norman Lloyd in the Pacific Palisades, California. Photo courtesy @aspictures.

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Photo courtesy @aspictures.

 

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