The photographers associated with Magnum have worked with movie-makers since its creation nearly 50 years ago. Robert Capa, one of the founders of what has become the world's most prestigious picture agency, had many friends in the film business - including Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Billy Wilder and, particularly, John Huston - which gave him, and through him other Magnum photographers, access to the charmed world of Hollywood. This connection with the film world has continued to the present day and widened to include movie-makers all over the world. The resulting on- and off-set photographs gathered together for the first time in this beautifully presented book include intimate portraits of such screen legends as Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, James Dean and Clark Gable, as well as of outstanding directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Carol Reed, Francois Truffaut and Andrel Tarkovsky. The roll call of photographers is equally distinguished - Eve Arnold, Henri Cartler-Bresson, Josef Koudelka, Eugene Smith and Dennis Stock, for example - making this a book for all those who love photography as well as an intimate and enjoyable glimpse of cinema history.