Hurrell's Hollywood Portraits

Hurrell's Hollywood Portraits

The Chapman Collection

Book - 1997
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Between 1928 and 1942 George Hurrell photographed all the great Hollywood stars. Perhaps his most notable collaboration was with Joan Crawford: a pair of before and after photographs reveal the extent of her debt to Hurrell's retouching techniques. This book presents 275 examples of his work.
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1997
ISBN: 9780810934344
0810934345
Branch Call Number: 779 H966v
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Hurrell, George 1904-1992
Alternative Title: Hollywood portraits

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Jan 04, 2018

During photographer, George Hurrell's impressive 14-year career (1928-1942) working through such top-name Hollywood studios as MGM, Warner Bros., and Columbia - He, pretty much, photographed the face of every, single big-name star that you could ever possibly think of.

This hefty-sized volume of striking b&w images will certainly give you a good idea of Hurrell's keen photographic genius. To say that his work, literally, epitomized Hollywood glamour of the 1930s & 40s would truly be an understatement (as you'll soon see for yourself).

Compiled (with informative text) by Mark Vieira - "Hurrell's Hollywood Portraits" clearly transforms the Hollywood star, not simply into a figure of high fashion - But into an erotic icon (which was very representative of its place and time in motion picture history).

*Note* - Born in Cincinnati, Ohio (1904) - George Hurrell (88 at the time) died of bladder cancer in 1992.

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