Marilyn photo by John BrysonPhotographer and occasional actor John Bryson died Wednesday at age 81. He was best known for his photographs in Life and similar magazines of celebrities such as Ernest Hemingway, Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe, and Salvador Dali. In 1992, Katharine Hepburn cooperated with him to publish The Private Life of Katharine Hepburn, a book of photos of the actress throughout the years. Diehard Sam Peckinpah fans might remember Bryson as the accountant in The Getaway or the governor of Texas in Convoy.

Something peculiar about the Bryson's obituary in the LA Times: the article claims that Hepburn once called Bryson "mean as a snake and dear as an angel." However, a Web page of well-known Hepburn quotes claims that the phrase was Bryson's about Hepburn. Which one had the mysterious snake-angel personality? Will we ever know?
categories Cinematical