Dennis Hopper: Photographer

Classic Photos Taken by the Late Actor in the '60s

By Annick Banoun
|  Wednesday, Jul 7, 2010  |  Updated 10:30 AM EDT
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Dennis Hopper: Photographer

Annick Banoun

Want to see this Hopper photograph? Better book a room in the hotel’s Heights Suite on the penthouse floor.

Four black-and-white photographs taken by late actor Dennis Hopper are currently on display at the Dupont Hotel (1500 New Hampshire Ave. N.W.). These original pictures, taken in 1964 and 1965 come via New York's Tony Shafranzi Gallery.

In the lobby, you'll find images of a bikini-clad Jane Fonda aiming a bow and arrow, James Brown surrounded by adoring fans outside a private jet, and a close-up of actress Tuesday Weld in a convertible. The fourth photograph shows Martin Luther King Jr. giving his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on the National Mall. It's displayed in the Heights Suite on the ninth floor (a.k.a. their penthouse floor) -- meaning only guests willing to fork over the cash for the suite will get to see the photo up close.

The hotel selected these four from Hopper’s collection of nearly 500 to reflect its "modern and chic feel." Next time you're in Dupont, pop in to check out Hopper's expertise behind the camera.

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