Ron Galella, King of the Paparazzi

Ron Galella, King of the Paparazzi
Ron Galella / Got the Shot Productions

King of Cool
In 1973, Galella flew to Jamaica in pursuit of Steve McQueen, who was shooting the prison-escape movie Papillon. Anxious that photos of his relationship with new girlfriend — and later wife — Ali MacGraw didn't make the tabloids, McQueen granted Galella 10 minutes of precious portrait time, provided that he caught the next plane off the island. A bargain surely well worth making.

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