Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge (1989)
In this film from 1989 a camera crew follows Helmut Newton from Los Angeles to Paris, to Monte-Carlo, to Berlin, where as a youth he escaped the Nazis in 1936.
The film captures his working methods and the spirit and attitude of the eighties' fashion and celebrity world, as it documents Newton on set, shooting, interviewing models, and discussing his work.
Love him and his work or hate him; his influence on late twentieth-century fashion and portrait photography cannot be denied.
*dedicated to Phoebe Zeit-Geist
The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist
"The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist" was an American comics feature, written by Michael O'Donoghue and drawn by Frank Springer. From January 1965, it was serialized in the magazine Evergreen Review, and later published in book form as a Grove Press hardcover in 1968 and trade paperback in 1969. It was reissued as a trade paperback in 1986.The comic detailed the adventures of debutante Phoebe Zeit-Geist as she was variously kidnapped and rescued by a series of bizarre characters, such as Nazis, Chinese foot fetishists, and lesbian assassins.
Doonesbury comic-strip creator Garry Trudeau cited the strip as an early inspiration, saying,
"[A] very heavy influence was a serial in the Sixties called 'Phoebe Zeitgeist' ... It was an absolutely brilliant, deadpan send-up of adventure comics, but with a very edgy modernist kind of approach. To this day, I hold virtually every panel in my brain. It's very hard not to steal from it."