As the Gazette reported yesterday, longtime Broadmoor Hotel house photographer Bob McIntyre passed away on March 13. Among his many photographs of the Broadmoor Hotel and the well-heeled at leisure therein, his portraits of celebrities—from Peggy Fleming to Ronald Reagan—stand out as his greatest. Rare is the celebrity photographer who can subordinate voyeurism to insight, capturing his oft-photographed subjects at ease without a hint of the paparazzi impulse. Yet McIntyre somehow manages to bring his subjects down to earth without diminishing any of their glamor.

A celebration of Bob McIntyre’s life will take place at on April 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Broadmoor West where many more of his photographs can be seen.

 

2 Responses to Bob McIntyre’s Celebrity Portraits

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    I hate to ask the obvious question, but it is typical given the time period when these were taken (don’t get me started!). Who are the women?

  2. Noel Black says:

    ??? You mean Henry Fonda’s wife?

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