Party in the Sky: 1960

May 9, 1960. One of the landmark images in the history of 20th-century architecture: Julius Shulman's nighttime shot of Ann Lightbody and Cynthia Murfee in Case Study House #22, the Stahl residence at 1635 Woods Drive in the Hollywood Hills, overlooking Sunset Boulevard. Architect: Pierre Koenig. The photograph, taken with a Swiss-made Sinar 4x5 view camera, is a double exposure: Seven minutes for the background with the house lights turned off, then a flash shot for the interior, with flashbulbs replacing the regular incandescent lamps in the ceiling fixtures. View full size.

Party in the Sky: 1960