The Magnum Agency is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members. Founded in 1947 by war photojournalists Robert Capa, David "Chim" Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson and George Rodger, the group has covered many of the major historic events of the 20th century. Magnum also negotiated exclusive contracts to document the making of the films of some of the most respected directors in the world ' works now considered classics. Photographers Eve Arnold, RenÃ© Burri, Bruce Davidson, Elliot Erwitt, Josef Koudelka, Eugene Smith and Dennis Stock as well as Capa, Seymour and Cartier-Bresson are represented in this exhibit.
The show at the ACA features dramatic, intimate and startling moments behind the making of films such as On the Waterfront, Zabriskie Point, Moby Dick, Notorious and On the Beach. There's a who's-who of directors: Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, Michelangelo Antonioi, Jean Renoir, Jean Cocteau, Sidney Lumet, Charlie Chaplin, and of course the stars ' Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, James Dean, Eli Wallich, Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth. One stunning image after another will confound film aficionados, revealing a seldom seen side of Hollywood. But more than any other, the legend we can't get enough of ' the joyous, childlike, and tragic faces of the mercurial Marilyn Monroe ' fill image after image. This show won't be around long, and it's not to be missed, especially for film fans and photography connoisseurs.
Magnum Cinema, showing Aug. 11-Sept. 22, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St. For more information call 233-7060, or visit www.acadianacenterforthearts.org.
Don't forget: our annual Festival International contest begins Thursday! Win. Cool. Stuff.
An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.
Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.
State bar foundation bestows honor on founder and managing partner of NeunerPate
This Wednesday, April 23, marks the first full day of INNOV8 Lafayette.
National awards recognize outstanding achievement in leadership development and leadership programs
A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January’s trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
“This is one of the oldest divides that exists, and that divide is about the haves and the have-nots.”
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The state’s “greedy trial lawyers” haven’t scared this oil giant away.
Local boutique celebrates all things green
It took a few weeks for the pitfalls to emerge in the governor’s $25 billion budget, but the time of judgment has finally arrived.
With pressure continuing to build for him to resign, Congressman Vance McAllister announced plans recently to remain secluded during the Easter break, but the Swartz Republican has said he’ll be back on the Hill casting votes and attending committee meetings when the congressional recess ends April 28.
A bid to limit the use of unmanned aircraft on private property in Louisiana stalled Monday in the Louisiana Senate.
A Shreveport lawmaker said Monday he's scrapping his proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, April 22, 2014:
Tender meat and crispy bread create a white-linen-worthy sandwich
Tuesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Attorney hopes fellow lawyers will join him in urging the D.A. to step aside and allow a competent, ethical challenger to take over the scandal-ridden office.
INNOV8 Lafayette launches its weeklong festival dedicated to cultivating innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Smaller Microsoft Store installations sell a wide array of Microsoft products (Windows phones, Surface tablets and Xbox consoles) but don’t include everything.
Dirk Powell and Cedric Watson will perform together during an intimate gig at Parish Ink, 310 Jefferson St., from 9-11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
See cutting-edge technologies Thursday in brief presentations/demonstrations from 3rd Dimension Media, C&C Technologies, Cimation and UL Lafayette School of Engineering.
An official with the Louisiana Department of Education was arrested on a range of charges Friday after allegedly breaking into a home and brandishing a knife.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Get Festival ready
State Rep. Stuart Bishop says he’s concerned with the quality of Capitol Lake, but when it comes to Louisiana’s coastline, this Lafayette Republican doesn't seem to give a damn.
Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
Louisiana lawmakers are entering the second half of their three-month regular legislative session, which must end by June 2. Where some of the major issues stand:
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.