Richard Crump Miller  (American, 1912-2010) 

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Richard Crump Miller, James Dean takes a break from filming "Giant"

 

Richard Crump Miller
James Dean takes a break from filming "Giant"
Monroe Gallery of Photography
Richard Crump Miller, Watching TV Fights, Nicholson's, Sunset Boulevard, 1949

 

Richard Crump Miller
Watching TV Fights, Nicholson's, Sunset Boulevard, 1949
1949

Monroe Gallery of Photography
Richard Crump Miller, Brett and Edward Weston, Garapata, California, August 3, 1953

 

Richard Crump Miller
Brett and Edward Weston, Garapata, California, August 3, 1953
1953

Monroe Gallery of Photography
Richard Crump Miller, Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, Lee Strassberg, 1957

 

Richard Crump Miller
Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, Lee Strassberg, 1957
1957

Monroe Gallery of Photography
Richard Crump Miller, James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor take a break from filming "Giant"

 

Richard Crump Miller
James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor take a break from filming "Giant"
Monroe Gallery of Photography
Richard Crump Miller, Marilyn Monroe, "Some Like It Hot"

 

Richard Crump Miller
Marilyn Monroe, "Some Like It Hot"
Monroe Gallery of Photography
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Richard Crump Miller, James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor, during a weekend break from filming giant

 

Richard Crump Miller
James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor, during a weekend break from filming giant, 1955
gelatin silver print

 

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Richard Crump Miller, Marilyn Monroe (2 works)

 

Richard Crump Miller
Marilyn Monroe (2 works), 1946
chromogenic digital prints

 

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1912   Born on Aug 6, 1912 in Hanford, CA
1929   Introduced to Leica and Graflex cameras
1929   Studied cinematography while attending, successively, Stanford University and Pomona College. He did his final year at the University of Southern California where he met his wife, Margaret.
1939   Began his career as a photographer
1941   Began working in the photo department at North American where he also met the photographer Brett Weston, with whom he formed a lifelong friendship.
1944   Took a job as a printer at Gasparcolor
1946   Began photographing Norma Jeane Dougherty (Marilyn Monroe), then a model provided through the Blue Book Models agency
1946 - 1954   Went to work as an assistant to photographers Valentino Sarra, Ruzzie Green, and John Engstead on commercial jobs
1952 - 1955   Worked as the television lighting director at KLAC
1955   His first on-location assignment was for Giant, where his job was to shadow James Dean.
1955 - 1962   Returned to freelance work and was on retainer at Globe Photos, covering the entertainment industry.
1962   Went into semi-retirement, only occasionally shooting stills on motion pictures sets but primarily pursuing his own photographic interests.
1970   For some time during the 1970s, Richard experimented with grinding pigment and coating his own pigment transfer papers to create carbros.
1979   Met photographer Reece Vogel, who was also interested in making carbros
1984   Richard and Reece rescued materials and equipment from McGraw Colorgraph when its defunct plant was being shut down. Reece eventually printed the black and white silver prints of the portfolio of Dick's pictures of the Westons.
2010   Died on October 15, 2010 at the age of 98
2009   Outerbridge, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
2004   Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
1987   Masters of Starlight, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1977   Manhattan Beach, New York, NY