Conrad Hall, who by his own account has been "gainfully employed" behind a film camera since he graduated from UCLA in 1949, is dreaming of his own paradise: a house with five acres of coconut trees on a lagoon some 600 yards from mainland Tahiti. Hall will return there shortly after his Dallas trip for the USAFF honors. He notes that although he keeps an apartment in West Hollywood, he doesn't own any property in America; he considers himself a Tahitian, a permanent resident of the island where he was born and lived until the age of eight with his novelist father James Norman... More >>>
Annette Bening tries to make the damned spot go "out, out!" in American Beauty, photographed by Conrad Hall.