The famous stars who stood in front of his lens

Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Pink Floyd, Roger Daltrey, Cream, Mick Jagger, Roling Stones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Yardbirds, Who, Searchers, Elton John, Shirley Bassey, Easybeats, Kinks, Herman´s Hermits, Shadows, Cliff Richard, Spencer Davis, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder...


English group founded in 1960 in Liverpool, John Lennon (guitar and vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar and vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar and vocals), Ringo Starr (drums and vocals) In 1963, their immense popularity created a phenomenon called "Beatlemania". The Beatles won seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Score, and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. Time magazine included the group on the list of the most important people of the century. After the group broke up in 1970, each member went on to a successful solo music career. John Lennon was murdered in 1980; George Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001. McCartney and Starr, who are still alive today, continue to be musically active.

Johnny Cash, Swinging Blue Jeans, Dave Clark, Hollies, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Georgie Fame, Gary Brooker, Animals, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Engelbert Humperdinck, Mr Acker Bilck, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Louis Amstrong, Jane Birkin, Dusty Springfield, Kenny Ball, Raquel Welch…


Charles Spencer Chaplin Jr. British film actor, composer, film director and producer, (* 16 April 1889, London, United Kingdom - † 25 December 1977, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland). He did his most significant work in the era of silent film. He became famous worldwide for his role as the tramp, Charlie, and is a very important figure in the history of the film industry. Marlon Brando American actor, (* April 3, 1924, Omaha, Nebraska - † July 1, 2004, Los Angeles). He is considered one of the greatest film actors of the 20th century. His acting style had a great influence on a generation of actors such as James Dean, Paul Newman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Johnny Depp. In 1955, he won an Oscar for his acting skills in the film On the Waterfront.


Italian actress, (* September 20, 1934), Rome, real name Sofia Villani Scicolone. In 1962, she won an Oscar for her role in Two Women by director Vittorio De Sica (1961) based on a novel by Albert Moravia. Her most frequent co-star was the famous Italian actor, Marcello Mastroianni, also appearing alongside Clark Gable, Paul Newman, Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, and Gregory Peck. She also starred with Marlon Brando in Charlie Chaplin's last film, The Count of Hong Kong. Many of her best performances were in films directed by Vittorio De Sica, a well-known Italian actor and director.


An English band led by singer Mick Jagger. The Rolling Stones were founded in London in 1962. The band became most famous in the early 60's as a counterpart to The Beatles. The core of this British band were Mick Jagger (vocals) and Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), who still perform in the Rolling Stones after various changes in the band's cast. In the list of the 500 best albums of all time, which was released in 2003 by Rolling Stone Magazine, the Rolling Stones group has 10 albums, one of them in the top ten.


Jane Mallory Birkin, (* December 14, 1946, London, UK) is a British actress, director, songwriter, and singer living in France. Thanks to her slim figure and girlish appearance, she was one of the sex symbols of her time, especially in the 1970s. She shot the world-famous duet, Je t'aime… moi non plus with Serge Gainsbourg in 1969 (after he was rejected by Brigitte Bardot).


An English rock band formed in London in 1965 The group was founded by students at the Polytechnic University of London: Syd Barrett (guitar, vocals), Nick Mason (percussion), Roger Waters (bass guitar, vocals) and Richard Wright (keyboards, vocals). In 1967, a singer and guitarist, David Gilmour, joined the band. Syd Barrett left the band due to mental illness. The band was characterized by branched musical compositions, experimentation with sounds, philosophically oriented lyrics, and elaborate concert performances. They are among the most commercially successful and influential groups in the history of popular music.


nee Jo Raquel Tejada; * 5. September 1940, American actress and singer. Thanks to Welch's unique film personality, she became an icon of the 1960s and 1970s, during which she portrayed strong female characters, breaking with characterizations of an archetypal sexual symbol. For this reason, her rise to fame in the mid-1960s was partly attributed to the end of the vigorous promotion of the blonde bombshell in Hollywood. In 1974, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her performance in Three Musketeers. In 1995, Welch was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History." Playboy Magazine ranked Welch 3rd in the "100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century" list.


real name Cherilyn Sarkisian (* May 20, 1946, El Centro, California, USA), American musician, television personality, actress, director, music producer and philanthropist of Armenian origin. Called the "Goddess of Pop," Cher won an Academy Award, Grammy Award, Emmy Award, three Golden Globes, and the Best Actress Award at Cannes International Film Festival, among other awards for her work in film, music, and television. Cher is the only personality to have won all these awards.


real name Stevland Hardaway Morris (née Stevland Hardaway Judkins (May 13, 1950, Saginaw, Michigan, USA), American musician, singer-songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder is one of the most creative and popular musicians of the late 20th century. Stevie Wonder went blind shortly after birth. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with performers such as Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bob Marley and many others.


David Robert Jones (* 8. January 1947, Brixton, London, United Kingdom - † 10. January 2016, New York, USA), known by the stage name David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor. Bowie became a leading figure in the music industry and is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He received recognition from critics and musicians, especially for his innovative work in the 70's.


Nesta Robert "Bob" Marley, OM (* February 6, 1945, Nine Mile, Jamaica - † May 11, 1981, Miami, Florida, USA) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician known for his reggae recordings. Marley has become the best-known and best-selling reggae musician, with 75 million albums sold worldwide. He also helped spread Jamaican music and Rastafarianism throughout the world.


born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross; * March 26, 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA), American singer and actress. She first became known as the leader of the wildly popular girl group, The Supremes. During the 1970s and 1980s, she became one of the most successful singers of the rock era, penetrating film, television, and Broadway. She won a Tony Award, seven American Music Awards, and a special Golden Globe Award for her lead role in Billie Holliday's biographical film, Lady Sings the Blues. In addition, she was nominated for twelve Grammy Awards and an Academy Award.


Sir Elton Hercules John, CH CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; * March 25, 1947, Pinner, Middlesex, England) is an English singer, composer, and pianist. Elton John has had more than 50 hits in the top 40, including seven consecutive No. 1 albums in the US and 58 singles in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. In 1994, Elton John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and, with Bernie Taupine, in 2013 into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1996, he was appointed commander of the Council of the British Empire and in 1998, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his "musical and charitable services."

The world-famous photographer from Banská Štiavnica, Dezider “Dežo” Hoffmann, left us an inspiring legacy, to which he testified with his own life. Even from our small country, with faith in the gifts we are given, it is possible to enter the big picture and become a part of history. Our civic association, OZ Rodný dom Deža Hoffmann, aims to further propagate and develop this link. Knock on the door of the "Dežo House" in beautiful Banská Štiavnica; we will be happy to open it for you.

Civic association Rodný dom Deža Hoffmana (Birthplace of Dežo Hoffman)

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