Ref NoSK/2
TitleLook Magazine
DescriptionThe archive holds items that are mostly contemporary to Stanley Kubrick's work as a staff photographer with Look Magazine from 1947 to 1950. It consists of original pages from the magazine (articles with Kubrick's work in), and some of Kubrick's original contact sheets. There are also reprints of some of the jobs he did which were obtained from the Library of Congress in 2002 and added to the archive by Kubrick's family. The articles, contact sheets and photographs are only a sample of his work and are not comprehensive of his photography career with Look.

[An article about Kubrick while a staff photographer at Look can be seen in SK/1/2/13/4. His original photograph which started his career with Look is in SK/1/2/4/1/? and the materials created to reproduce the image in SK/1/2/15/1/1.]
Date1947-1950, [2002]
Related MaterialThe Library of Congress holds Look Magazine's photographs, approximately 145 of which are Kubrick's images. The originals are not available for consulation but can be viewed online: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/lmc/

An article about Kubrick while a staff photographer at Look can be seen in SK/1/2/13/4. His original photograph which started his career with Look is in SK/1/2/4/1/? and the materials created to reproduce the image in SK/1/2/15/1/1.
Person_CodeDS/UK/1
AdminHistoryAt the age of 16 in 1946 Kubrick won a competition for Look Magazine after submitting a photograph of a news vendor the day after President Roosevelt died [this photograph can be seen in SK/1/2/4/1/?]. Look Magazine was a bi-weekly, general-interest pictorial magazine published in Iowa, USA from 1937 to 1971, distributing to the US and Canada. It is seen as the launching of his career. He continued to take photographs for Look Magazine, from January 7, 1947 to September 12, 1950, Kubrick was employed by the magazine as a staff photographer. He undertook over 300 jobs for the magazine one of which covered the story of the boxer Walter Cartier and directly led to him making his first documentary film, "Day of the Fight" (1951) which he made with his high school friend, Alexander Singer.
CustodialHistoryThe archive was accumulated by Stanley Kubrick and added to by his estate after his death. It was held in outbuildings, porta-cabins and rooms at the Kubrick family home 'Childwickbury'. Kubrick collected the articles and contact sheets contemporary to his working for Look Magazine, however, the family ordered the photographs (in SK/2/2) from the Library of Congress which holds the Look Magazine Archive and added them to the archive in about 2002 as possible material to use in a book on Kubrick's photography career, the book was not made. (Information from close family friend Anthony Frewin).
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/1Kubrick; Stanley (1928-1999); Film-maker, director, producer, cinematographer, photographer1928-1999
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