Edward Steichen. Gloria Swanson.

Actress Gloria Swanson, captured through lace by photographer Edward Steichen. Gloria Swanson photograph taken by Edward Steichen

Yousuf Karsh. Hemmingway.

"when the famous start thinking of immortality, they call for Karsh of Ottawa." Studio portrait of Ernest Hemingway shot by Yousuf Karsh.

Yousuf Karsh. Tenessee Williams.

1956 - Tennessee Williams - American Playwright & Author Of Many Stage Classics - By Yousuf Karsh

Richard Avedon. Dovima with Elephants.

Dovima with elephants, evening dress of black velvet with great long streamer of white satin by Yves Saint Laurent for Dior, photo by Avedon at Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955

Edward Steichen. Marlene Dietrich.

Edward Steichen American emigrated to United States worked in France Marlene Dietrich 1934 gelatin silver photograph Courtesy Condé Nast Archive © 1934 Condé Nast Publications

Yousuf Karsh. Winston Churchill.

Yousuf Karsh’s 1941 portrait of a scowling Winston Churchill – reportedly reacting to Karsh snatching Churchill’s cigar – graced the cover of Life magazine and cemented the British prime minister’s.