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Stanley Kubrick's New York: Director's Teenage Photos For Look Magazine Now For Sale (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 12/05/11 01:32 PM ET   Updated: 12/06/11 09:01 AM ET

Before Stanley Kubrick was a master filmmaker (Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining) he was a teenager in New York.

In 1945, at the tender age of 17, Kubrick sold Look magazine a photograph of a broken-hearted newsvendor reacting to the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was paid $25 for the photo and a couple months later, was hired as the youngest staff photographer in the history of Look.

During his tenure there, he photographed Manhattan's showgirls, shoeshine boys, boxers and freaks, its presidential visits and the confident young women strolling down the street.

A selection of the photos are now for sale. Curators at the Museum Of The City Of New York, where many of the photos are kept, and art advisers at VandM, scanned over 10,000 of Kubrick's negatives, narrowing them down to a selection of 25 to go up for auction.

Stanley Kubrick passed away in 1999.

Check out some of Kubrick's photos below:

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Columbia University [Professor working with bright light.] 1947

Stanley Kubrick/Museum Of The City Of New York
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