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Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe ()


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A documentary on the relationship between curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and musician/poet Patti Smith.

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Pierre Apraxine ...
Himself
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Himself (archiveFootage)
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Himself
Raymond Foye ...
Himself
Jeffrey Fraenkel ...
Himself - Fraenkel Gallery
Philippe Garner ...
Himself
Ralph Gibson ...
Himself
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Himself - photographer
John Giorno ...
Himself - poet
Tukey Koffend ...
Herself - childhood friend
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Jean-Jacques Naudet ...
Himself
Eugenia Parry ...
Herself
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Herself - Interview Magazine
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Herself
Holly Solomon ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
John Szarkowski ...
Himself - Museum of Modern Art
Sam Wagstaff ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Paul Walter ...
Himself - collector
Clark Worswick ...
Himself - friend
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Gordon Baldwin ...
Himself - Getty Museum
John Richardson ...
Himself - writer
Tony Smith ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Richard Tuttle ...
Himself

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James Crump

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James Crump ... ()

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Stanley F. Buchthal ... executive producer (as Stanley Buchthal)
James Crump ... producer
Maya Kamila Hoffmann ... executive producer (as Maja Hoffmann)
David Koh ... executive producer

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J. Ralph

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Christopher Felver
Harry Geller
David Koh
Eric Koziol
Paul Lundahl

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Dave Giles ... (edited by)

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Carmen Borgia ... post-production
William Davis ... additional editing
David Gauff ... online editor
Matt Gundy ... post-production
Mike Maguire ... post-production
Arthur Pingrey ... computer editor
John Rehberger ... post-production
Tim Werenko ... post-production

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Matt Gundy ... re-recording mixer

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John Vondracek ... motion graphics

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Bub Jess ... music producer
Arthur Pingrey ... music co-producer / music editor

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Abraham Aronow ... source: photographs
Bob Binsback ... engineer
Lucien Clergue ... source: photographs
Teresa Engle ... source: photographs
Christopher Felver ... source: photographs
Leonard Fink ... source: photographs
Philippe Garner ... source: photographs
Bob Gruen ... source: photographs
Robert Haiko ... source: photographs
Balthazar Korab ... source: photographs
Bettye Lane ... source: photographs
Gilles Larrain ... source: photographs
George Platt Lynes ... source: photographs
Gerard Malanga ... source: photographs
David McCabe ... source: photographs
Patrick McMullan ... source: photographs
Sheila Metzner ... source: photographs
Richard Misrach ... source: photographs
Gary Morris ... studio coordinator
Arnold Newman ... source: photographs
Irving Penn ... source: photographs
Anton Perich ... source: photographs
Francesco Scavullo ... source: photographs
Allan Tannenbaum ... source: photographs
B. von Echt ... source: photographs
Sam Wagstaff ... source: photographs
Andy Warhol ... source: photographs

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Brett Abbott ... thanks
Joree Adilman ... thanks
Sarah Auld ... thanks
Joan Brooks Baker ... special thanks
Gordon Baldwin ... thanks
Miles Barth ... thanks
Cadin Batrack ... thanks
Christopher Beardslee ... thanks
Stella Benakis ... thanks
Kathleen Bickford Berzock ... thanks
Craig Bishop ... thanks
Guillaume Bonn ... thanks
Marisa Bourgoin ... thanks
Stanley F. Buchthal ... thanks
Joan Juliet Buck ... thanks
Jackie Burns ... thanks
Marisa Cardinale ... thanks
George Carr ... thanks
Dick Cavett ... thanks
Charles Churchward ... thanks
Lucien Clergue ... thanks
Jennifer Congregane ... thanks
Julian Cox ... thanks
Connie Crump ... thanks
Thomas Crump ... thanks
Allison de Fren ... thanks (as Allison Defren)
Rick DeCroix ... thanks
Rick Depofi ... thanks
Elena Dorfman ... thanks
Dominick Dunne ... thanks
Judy Englander ... thanks
Teresa Engle ... thanks
Camille Fanfair ... thanks
Tom Ford ... thanks
Raymond Foye ... thanks
Jeffrey Fraenkel ... thanks
Eugene Gaddis ... thanks
Philippe Garner ... thanks
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ... thanks
Kate Hald ... thanks
Dirck Halstead ... thanks
Bill Hannigan ... thanks
Michael Hargraves ... thanks
Dena Hawes ... thanks
Fran├žois Hebel ... thanks
Michael Heizer ... thanks
Janet Hicks ... thanks
Suzanne Hilberry ... thanks
Suzanne Hilberty ... thanks
Mark Holborn ... thanks
Vernon Jolly ... thanks
Elsa Kendall ... thanks
Kinga Kenig ... thanks
James Killus ... thanks
Tukey Koffend ... thanks
David Koh ... thanks
Eric Koziol ... thanks
Marcus Leatherdale ... thanks
Dimitri Levas ... thanks
Gail Levin ... thanks
David Levinthal ... thanks
Joseph F. Lovett ... thanks
Paul Lundahl ... thanks
Christophe Lunn ... thanks
Harry H. Lunn ... thanks
Edward Mapplethorpe ... thanks
Agnes Martin ... thanks
Richard Misrach ... thanks
Leigh Montville ... thanks
Weston Naef ... thanks
Laura Nappi ... thanks
Jean-Jacques Naudet ... thanks
Gordon Newton ... thanks
Madame Ovary ... thanks
Eugenia Parry ... thanks
Irving Penn ... thanks
Anthony Petrillose ... thanks
Ellen Phelan ... thanks
Arthur Pingrey ... thanks
J. Ralph ... thanks
Elizabeth Rappeport ... thanks (as Elizabeth Rappaport)
David Raymond ... thanks
David Raymond ... thanks
Edward Ruscha ... thanks
Nighat Saleemi ... thanks
Charlie Scheips ... thanks
Julio Sims ... thanks
Ingrid Sischy ... thanks
John W. Smith ... thanks
Patti Smith ... thanks
Christian Sonne ... thanks
Gene Stavis ... thanks
Michael Ward Stout ... thanks
Bettina Sulser ... thanks
John Szarkowski ... thanks
Curtice Taylor ... thanks
Sara Terry ... thanks
Molly Thompson ... thanks
Paul Tschinkel ... special thanks
Richard Tuttle ... thanks
Dina Velez ... thanks
Dee Vitale ... thanks
John Vondracek ... thanks
Ted Walbye ... thanks
Richard Wandel ... thanks (as Rich Wandel)
Lena Watanabe ... thanks
Ella Wilson ... thanks
Clark Worswick ... thanks
Kohle Yohannan ... thanks
Robert Zuckerman ... thanks

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Plot Summary

A look at the life and contribution of Sam Wagstaff (1921-1987), curator, trend-setter, collector of photographs, and lover and guide to Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), told chronologically with archival footage, photographs, and contemporary interviews. Wagstaff is upper class, handsome, and gay, reinventing himself after World War II as a curator, with extraordinary success. By the 1970s, he's friends with Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, his mother has left him a fortune, and he's collecting old photographs by the score. Many who comment discuss his largely forgotten contribution to art - the discovery of photography. The film sets the record straight. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Mavro, aspro kai gri: Ena portraito ton Sam Wagstaff kai Robert Mapplethorpe (Greece)
  • Robert Mapplethorpe & Sam Wagstaff (Finland)
  • Preto, Branco e Cinza (Brazil)
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  • 77 min
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Opening Weekend United States $3,815, 21 Oct 2007

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