Ron Galella, King of the Paparazzi

Ron Galella, King of the Paparazzi
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Calling the Shots
When Ron Galella bugged Marlon Brando one time too many in June 1973, the star of The Godfather and On the Waterfront punched him in the jaw, not only breaking it but also knocking out five teeth for good measure. But Galella was hard to keep down: he simply left, had his jaw wired up and was back shooting that night. With both a photographer's instinct for what makes a good photo and a celebrity's instinct for what makes good press, the next time Galella shot Brando, he was prepared — he wore a football helmet.

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