Press-Photos

Actor George Sanders poses for a press pic beside Shere Khan, the character he voiced in Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967).

As an added bonus, here’s an excerpt from EW’s mini-bio on Sanders:

George Sanders was a man who had everything: four wives (including Zsa Zsa Gabor and her sister Magda), seven psychiatrists, more than 90 film appearances, and an Oscar. But all that wasn’t enough to keep him interested. On April 25, 1972, at age 65, Sanders swallowed five bottles of Nembutal in a hotel room in Castelldefels, Spain, and took his final curtain. He left a legacy in the form of his suicide note: By early May, when the message had made headlines all over, the world knew it had a classic farewell on its hands. ”Dear World,” Sanders wrote in part, ”I am leaving because I am bored.”

Boring he was not. Frequently cast as the witty heavy, Sanders was a dedicated crank. In fact, he called his 1960 autobiography Memoirs of a Professional Cad. ”I am always rude to people,” he once said. ”I am not a sweet person. I am a disagreeable person. I am a hateful person.”

Meiko Kaji (梶芽衣子) in a press photo for Chivalrous Flower’s Life Story: Gambling Heir (侠花列伝 襲名賭博), 1969, directed by Keiichi Ozawa (小沢啓一)

Scanned from the November 1969 issue of Jitsuwa Joho (実話情報).

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UKRAINE. Luhansk and Donetsk regions. Black Days of Ukraine. 

(1) June 23, 2014. A member of the Prizrak (Ghost) brigade on the front line near the city of Lisichansk. The brigade is a separatist infantry unit, formed in 2014.

(2) July 5, 2016. A plane damaged in an artillery attack, in Luhansk.

(3) July 14, 2014. A man inspects damage to a building in the Mirny district of the city of Luhansk.

(4) October 26, 2015. A damaged car in the village of Veseloe.

(5) July 4, 2014. Ivan Ermilov (5), who was killed during shelling in Luhanskaya, lies in his coffin.

Long-Term Projects, First Prize at the 2017 World Press Photo Contest.

Photographs: Valery Melnikov/Rossia Segodnya