Ron Galella, King of the Paparazzi

Ron Galella, King of the Paparazzi
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Not Exactly Shielded from View
The 16-year-old Brooke Shields is flanked by designer Calvin Klein, left, and Steve Rubell, the flamboyant owner of Studio 54, in 1981. Teri Shields, Brooke's mother, acts as chaperone in the background. Smash His Camera director Leon Gast compared Galella to Muhammad Ali: "He had that same cocky, egotistical attitude. Both are driven workaholics, conceited, pretentious, with overwhelming opinions of themselves, but generous to individuals. They both have the kind of drive that artists have."

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