Globe Photo Agency, founded in 1939, is recognized as one of the world’s leading Celebrity photo agencies. Globe Photos’ library houses over 20 million images in color and black and white, representing material produced by photographers throughout the world. In August 2015 Globe Photos was acquired by Capital Art LLC, A leader in the distribution of fine art pop culture photography.
Globe Photos Art Prints is a division of Globe Photos dedicated to producing high quality artistic reprints, unique memorabilia and limited edition fine art pieces developed from select images from within the massive Globe Photos Image Licensing Library, which includes:
- Allstar Press Agency of London
- Richfoto Ltd of London
- Spotlight Press of London
- Movie Star News Archive
- Frank Worth Archive
- Photo Trends (stock and celebrity photography library, which includes the historical Harris & Ewing Collection.)
- Pix Planete of Paris
- SMP Collection (which includes portraits of television and film stars, along with movie and film stills dating from the 1950’s through the 1970’s.)
In addition to its specialized coverage of the entertainment industry, Globe Photos maintains a comprehensive stock photography archive, including historical events. Globe Photos, LLC deals with a wide range of clients in the multimedia, TV/film, corporate, advertising, editorial and publishing industries. Globe Photos’ in-house digital imaging department can also do multi format scanning, digital photographic printing, photo retouching and manipulation and CD writing and duplication, and Globe Photos’ photographers are available for editorial, commercial or advertising assignments, worldwide. Please contact us for more information about these services, or visit www.globephotos.com for more information about the Globe Photos Image Licensing division.
Each time a photo is used (in a blog, a website, newspapers, book, advertisement and so on) it must be properly licensed prior to its use. The licensee cannot use it elsewhere other than the specified use, unless the image is again licensed for that specific usage. It is like a metaphor of renting a vehicle to use for a period of time, after that the vehicle will have to be returned to its’ owner, and can be re-rent again for another use. This licensing allows professional photographers, who are not usually compensated up front for producing most photographs, to earn a fair living and continue to practice their art (and trade).
Globe Photos connects individuals who are seeking high quality photographic content with images produced by top-notch photographers. Additionally, Globe Photos holds exclusive rights to a number of infamous historical collections which are also available for licensing.
If you would like to license any images seen on this site, are looking for images for your project, book, art, blog or other, or would like for Globe Photos to represent a collection of images you own, sign up for an account on the Globe Photos image licensing portal, visit www.globephotos.com/signup/ or contact us now.
Movie Star News was a NYC landmark and is a collection of vintage pin-up, bondage, and Hollywood publicity photos amassed over the course of 73 years by Irving Klaw, his sister Paula Klaw and nephew Ira Kramer – nearly 3 million images and 250,000 negatives, including 1,500 prints of Bettie Page, known as the queen of pin-ups.
The family business, which eventually became Movie Star News, began in 1938 when he and his sister Paula opened a struggling used bookstore at 209 East 14th Street in Manhattan.
After he observed teenagers frequently tearing out photos from his movie magazines, he saw an opportunity and started selling movie star stills and lobby photo cards. He set up a small box of used movie stills. When these quickly sold, he contacted the studios for more stills. Irving approached the studios directly back when most Hollywood studio publicity departments lined Manhattan’s 11th Ave and discovered they were in the habit of throwing away or destroying their publicity materials after a film had had its run. Irving bought as much as he wanted for almost nothing, convincing publicity departments he was doing them a favor. Irving would take these originals and negatives meant for magazine and newspaper art departments and reproduce 8×10 glossies of them directly for the purchasing public. The customers could order by item number from catalogs of sample photos. These sold so well that he stopped selling books and moved the store from the basement to the street-level storefront and renamed it Irving Klaw Pin Ups. Business thrived, and the self-named “Pin-Up King” moved to 212 East 14th Street and took on the name “Movie Star News“.
In 2012 Movie Star News was purchased by Globe Photos and moved to Las Vegas Nevada. Visit the Movie Star News collection page to purchase selections from the catalog.
Corporate Information (CAPA)
Capital Art has been preserving Hollywood since 1938. Our archives feature the world’s most beloved celebrities, idols and icons.
Founded in 2004, Capital Art, Inc. acquires and manages photographic images. The Company markets and distributes images for the art, editorial and commercial markets. Capital Art also sells limited editions of its photographs through the company owned gallery and through third party galleries, art consultants and interior decorators.