Magnum Photos' BARBARELLA archive

When I first started looking online for new images from the movie Barbarella, most photo agencies were very protective of uploading their archives online, certainly not without huge watermarks across them. It was a surprise to recently discover this wonderful gallery on Magnum Photos' site. In the interview below, photographer David Hurn describes spending a month at Dino De Laurentiis' Rome studios, specifically to cover Barbarella while it was in production in 1967.

Besides being on set during filming, he also visited Jane Fonda at home with her husband/director Roger Vadim, as well as taking the key publicity photos of Fonda in Barbarella's many and various costumes. These iconic images usually represent the film and have been appearing on magazine covers around the world ever since. Certainly they appeared on the cover of Life magazine and Newsweek in advance of the film's release.

See the Magnum Photos Barbarella gallery here...

Here's the brief interview with photographer David Hurn about Barbarella...

1 comment:

  1. Thank You for posting the link to the gallery. Lots of great photos and many I'd never seen before.