Ruth at 100

Ruth at 100

This section is to honor Ruth Orkin’s upcoming centennial in 2021. There will be shows, articles and a publication to celebrate Ruth Orkin’s long and distinquished career.  We hope to announce a major upcoming exhibition in NYC, several group shows and a new retrospective book. Here is some ephemera and letters that might be of interest. Including pages from her souvenir autograph and film review book, her filing drawer and the shawl that Jinx (Ninalee Craig) wore in the “American Girl in Italy” photo.

Articles (selected):

The Wall Street Journal: “The Enduring Heart of a Coney Island Baby”—Bruce Bennett, 2/4/2013

Smithsonian Magazine: “Innocence Abroad” —David Schonauer, 10/2011

The New York Times: “Beyond That Single, Famous Picture” —Charles Hagen 6/2/95

Boston Herald: “Engel, Orkin forged path for indies” —Paul Sherman 7/13/95

Chicago Sun-Times: “Orkin-This Woman Has Eyes” —David Elliott 12/16/79

Dallas Times Herald: “The World Beats a Path to Ruth Orkin’s Window” —Bill Marvel 10/24/79

LA Weekly: “The Films of Morris Engel with Ruth Orkin” 7/4/97

Los Angeles Times: “On Sidewalks of New York: Another Era’s Charm” —Susan King 7/10/97

The Los Angeles Times: “We Are Not a Muse” —Burt Prelutsky 8/28/77

The New York Times: “Photographer Puts Her Career in Perspective” —Nan Robertson 10/5/79

The New York Times: “Candid or Contrived? The Making of a Classic” —Shaun Considine 4/30/95

Photo District News: “Goldsmith and Orkin at ICP” —Bret Senft 7/95

Popular Photography: “Ruth Orkin: Gravure Portfolio” —Nancy Stevens, 6/77

The Toronto Star: “Out of the Picture: Bringing the Art of Ruth Orkin Back Into Focus” —Susan Walker 6/3/95


Picture Stories
“Member of the Wedding” opening night
“Streetcar Named Desire” (on the set)
“I Love Lucy” (on the set)
“Howdee Doody” (on the set)
Arthur Rubinstein and family
Jackie Robinson and family
Marion Davies’ Hollywood party
“On the Town” rehearsals
Albert Einstein at Princeton University
Lauren Bacall
Lucille Ball
Eva Bartok
Anne Baxter
Shirley Booth
Leslie Caron
Katherine Cornell
Marion Davis
Doris Day
Irene Dunne
Nanette Fabray
Gracie Fields
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Joan Fontaine
Ava Gardner
Barbara Bell Geddes
Bonita Granville
Julie Harris
Dorothy McGuire
Debbie Reynolds
Marjorie Steel
Gene Tierney
Lana Turner
Ethel Waters
Teresa Wright
Fred Allen
Woody Allen
Humphrey Bogart
Marlon Brando
Montgomery Clift
Wally Cox
Gary Grant
Rex Harrison
Ronald Howard
Van Johnson
Danny Kaye
Burt Lancaster
Peter Lawford
Fred MacMurray
Fredric March
Robert Montgomery
David Niven
Donald O’Connor
Gerald O’Loughlin
Basil Rathbone
Red Skelton
Robert Taylor
Spencer Tracy
Orson Welles
Vittorio Di Sica
Alfred Hitchcock
Elia Kazan
Guthrie McClintic
Joseph Mankiewicz
W.H. Auden
Ludwig Bemmelmans
John Canada
Carson McCullers
Tennessee Williams
Woody Allen
Jimmy Breslin
President Jimmy Carter
Carol Channing
Judy Collins
Kirk Douglas
Jane Jacobs
Paul O’Dwyer
Carly Simon
Samuel Barber
Marc Blitzstein
Benjamin Britten
Aaron Copland
Ulysses Kaye
Darius Milhaud
William Schuman
Igor Stravinsky
Virgil Thompson
Mischa Elman
Carol Glenn
Jascha Heifetz
Yehudi Menuhin
Nathan Milstein
Albert Spaulding
Isaac Stern
Sir Thomas Beecham
Leonard Bernstein
Pierre Boulez
Sir Adrian Boult
Walter Hendl
Serge Koussevitzky
Edmund Kurtz
Lorin Maazel
Dimitri Mitropoulos
Pierre Monteux
Eugene Ormandy
Paul Paray
Fritz Reiner
Sigmund Romberg
Alexander Smallens
William Steinberg
Leopold Stokowski
Claudio Arrau
Lukas Foss
Gary Graffman
Jose Iturbi
William Kappell
Oscar Levant
Eugene Liszt
Arthur Rubinstein
Marion Anderson
Carol Brice
Lotte Lehman
Ezio Pinza
Robert Rounseville
Eleanor Steber