Romy Schneider and photographer Eva Sereny met in spring 1971 on the set of Joseph Losey’s movie »The Assassination of Trotsky« in Rome. The Austrian actress spontaneously asked the photographer for a photo session. Sereny, who didn't had a studio in Rome at that time, short term arranged the use of a friend’s studio space, next to Piazza di Spagna.
After picking Schneider up and bringing her to the studio it took the actress some time with music and champagne to get her into the right mood. But once she got there the session lasted until 5 o'clock in the morning with a very pleasing output, resulting in some iconic images of Romy Schneider, like this very photograph.
Vintage Gelatin silver print
Image dimensions 36 x 23,5 cm (36 x 23,5 inch)
Double weight paper, semi-matte surface; handling marks
Highlighted with white correcting ink in the image, handwritten photographer's credit, date stamp and handwritten annotations on the reverse
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