You may not know her by name but unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 40 years you’ve seen her work. Starting with some of the most arresting images from Studio 54 and moving forward into the New York celebrity fashion scene, Rose has photographed every major celebrity, fashion designer, artist and socialite who has ever ventured out into the nightlife of NYC. Her work is strewn with fashionable club goers from the 70’s and 80’s, social events and fashion shows. Rose was one of the first photographers to capture the backstage environment of the fashion world and is known by the industry elite as the woman who takes a portrait that the subject would have taken themselves if they could have. The film follows Rose through her life of entrée as she put the lives of the glamorous and famous on film that will serve as one of the few visual histories of NYC during her time. She’s boisterous and full of chutzpah, never failing to bring spice to any social situation.
Cast and credits
Rose Hartman, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Simon Doonan, Phillip Bloch, Eric Shiner, Bettina Cirone, Manuel Santelices, Andrea Blanch, Valerie, Jean, Patrick McMullan, Anthony Haden, George Wayne, Edwige, Jonathan Marder, Ronald Sosinksi, Michael Slenske, Jane Lahr, Sudha D’Unienville, Allan Tannenbaum, Marnie Darren, Roselee Goldberg, Mark Morales, Marguerite Ruscito, Marcus Hartman, Linda Troeller, Myra Scheer, Marc Benecke, Gregory Speck, Carmen D’Alessio, Simon Collins, Jean Shafiriof, Montgomery Frazier, Valerie & Jean, Anthony Haden Guest