PAPER SIZE 25.6 X 25 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE 20.6 X 20 INCHES
Charlton Heston Photographed on October 30, 1985 Beverly Hills, California It was in October of 1985 that Gary Bernstein photographed the legendary actor, who appeared in 130 films and won an Oscar for Ben Hur. At the time Gary had a multi-year contract with ABC Television to design and photograph the advertising for the network. Heston had just signed with ABC to play the lead role of Jason Colby on "Dynasty" (and in the resulting spinoff, "The Colbys"). Heston was most comfortable being photographed at his home off Coldwater Canyon. This particular image was made on Heston's tennis court late that afternoon. Gary combined a powerful electronic flash unit with natural light to capture the classic chiseled face of the man who played Moses on the big screen. The photograph was recorded on a Hasselblad el/m using an 80mm f/2.8 Zeiss Planar lens on Kodak Tri-X 6x6 black and white negative film.