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Let Director Stanley Kubrick Show You Around 1940s Chicago

When Stanley Kubrick was 21 years old, the future director of film classics like A Clockwork Orange and The Shining was actually concentrating on street photography. While working for Look magazine in the late 1940s, Kubrick was assigned to shoot a whole bunch of black and white images of Chicago, capturing a broad range of people in their natural states—steel workers, pro wrestlers, and more. Thanks to the Library of Congress, which preserved and digitized the whole collection of photos Kubrick shot in 1949, we get a revealing glimpse of what the visionary filmmaker found most fascinating about the Windy City back then.

The full gallery, this way. >>