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Mia Farrow and Dustin Hoffman

Philippe Halsman, 1906 - 1979
Mia Farrow, born 1946
Dustin Hoffman, born 8 Aug 1937
Chromogenic print on paper
Image: 33.3 × 23.5cm (13 1/8 × 9 1/4")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine. Conserved with funds from The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation
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Mia Farrow was twenty-three and Dustin Hoffman was thirty-one in early 1969 when Time magazine reported on them. “The casting together of the two fastest-rising performers in the business was inevitable. . . . It happened to Farrow and Hoffman after one big hit apiece.” Hers was Rosemary’s Baby (1968), and his was The Graduate (1967). Now cast together as chance lovers, they were performing in the soon-to-be-released “contemporary love story” John and Mary (1969). Time used the occasion to focus on the lives of these two children of Hollywood—she was the daughter of director John Farrow and actress Maureen O’Sullivan. And he was the son of a set decorator for Columbia Pictures, named after the silent screen actor Dustin Farnum.
Mia Farrow tenía veintitrés años y Dustin Hoffman treinta y uno cuando a principios de 1969 Time les hizo un reportaje. “Reunir en una película a los dos artistas de más rápido ascenso en la industria era inevitable [...]. Es lo que ocurrió con Farrow y Hoffman luego de sus respectivos exitazos”. El de ella fue Rosemary’s Baby (1968), y el de él The Graduate (1967). Ahora trabajaban juntos en una “historia de amor contemporánea” pronta a salir al mercado y titulada John and Mary (1969). Time aprovechó la ocasión para poner en foco las vidas de estos dos hijos de Hollywood —ella era hija del director John Farrow y la actriz Maureen O’Sullivan. Él era hijo de un escenarista de Columbia Pictures y llevaba el nombre de un actor del cine silente, Dustin Farnum—.
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