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William Claxton (1927–2008)

William Claxton was born on October 12, 1927 in Pasadena, California, USA as William James Claxton. He is known for his work on Jazz Seen: The Life and Times of William Claxton (2001), Let's Get Lost (1988) and Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (1997). He was married to Peggy Moffitt. He died on October 11, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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 2008 The Cool School (Documentary) (archive and stills)
 2006 Who Gets to Call It Art? (Documentary) (source: photos)
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 1997 Biography (TV Series documentary) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain (1997) ... (special thanks)
 1997 Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
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 2008 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)
- The Cool School (2008) ... Himself
 2008 The Cool School (Documentary)
 2005 Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Interviewee
 1997 Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Photographer
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary)
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 2011 Making the Boys (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)

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Other Works:

Book: "Steve McQueen: Photographs by William Claxton", 2004. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »

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Best known for his photos of musicians, including Chet Baker, Tom Jones, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. See more »

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