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Yul Brynner: Photographer

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Yul Brynner: Photographer? Yes, the virile, shiny-pated actor, most famous for starring in The King and I and The Ten Commandments, secretly stockpiled boxes of his photos in the household attic. After his death in 1985, they were discovered by his daughter Victoria (who credits Dad with her own career in the shutterbug biz) and became this rather lovingly under-edited compilation. At its best: Liz Taylor and her daughter in a swimming pool; a near-naked gleaming Charlton Heston bending over a squeamish-looking Cecil B. DeMille; an aged Charlie Chaplin. Less interesting: remainderish family portraits, anonymous starlets, and bullfighters, which should have been ruthlessly culled. B+