In Love with the Stars and TIFF

May 27, 2016

It’s not often you can go back in time. But until June 4, you can do just that in Toronto.

In Love with the Stars exhibition, organized by the Toronto International Film Festival, showcases three archival collections from their Film Reference Library: the TIFF Photography Archive, The Jack Pashkovsky Collection and The Edith Nadajewski Scrapbook Collection.

It’s all about photos — colour and black-and-white, posed or candid, glamourous or very casual:

  • TIFF Photography Archive – 1976-2006. Here, stars are caught “in the moment.” Think behind-the-scenes photos, Red Carpet arrivals, dinner conversations and more. There are celebrities of the past and celebrities of now, film veterans and emerging stars, actors and filmmakers.

  • The Jack Pashkovsky Collection. Pashkovsky took hundreds of photos of film’s movers and shakers to express his own love for the stars. You will see them outside restaurants, on studio lots and at various events. His black-and-white pictures mirror the streetstyle photography of today.

  • The Edith Nadajewski Scrapbook Collection. Donated to TIFF by Nadajewski’s family, this collection features 1902 scrapbooks! Nadajewski was a dedicated collector of celebrity pictures for 80 years. She gathered images from many different sources, including magazines and newspapers. She also constantly traded pictures with other collectors. The compilation is neatly organized and was originally only shared among her family and friends, until her family donated it to TIFF.

In an exclusive interview with Sylvia Frank – TIFF Film Reference Library’s director and curator of the exhibit – we chat about what makes this show an absolute must-see.

Feature image: Craig Sheffer & Brad Pitt, 1992.

By Hannah Yakobi (story) & Kareen Mallon (video)
Photography by / courtesy of Cathy Johnson-Campbell & TIFF

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