Ruth Orkin

Ruth Orkin (September 3, 1921 – January 16, 1985) was an American photographer, photojournalist, and filmmaker, with ties to New York City and Hollywood. Best known for her photograph An American Girl in Italy (1951), she photographed many celebrities and personalities including Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Ava Gardner, Tennessee Williams, Marlon Brando, and Alfred Hitchcock.

Books in order of publication:


The World Through My Window, Harper and Row, 1978

A Photo Journal: Ruth Orkin, The Viking Press, 1981

More Pictures from My Window, Rizzoli, 1983

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