George Hurrell's Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992

George Hurrell's Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992 George Hurrellwas the creator of the Hollywood glamour portrait, the maverick artist who captured movie stars of the most exalted era in Hollywood history with bold contrast and seductive poses This lavishly illustrated book spans Hurrells entire career, from his beginnings as a society photographer to his finale as the celebrity photographer who was himself a celebrity, and a living legendFromtoHurrell was the Rembrandt of Hollywood, creating portraits of Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, and Joan Crawford that were a blend of the ethereal and the erotic His photos of Jane Russell sulking in a haystack made the unknown girl a starwithout a film credit to her name He immortalized leading males stars of the day from the Barrys to Clark Gable and Gary Cooper Latter photo shoots magnified the glamour of the likes of Warren Beatty and Sharon StoneThrough newly acquired photos and in depth research, photographer and historian Mark A Vieira, author of Hurrells Hollywood Portraits, offers not only a wealth of new images but a compelling sequel to the story presented in his earlier book on Hurrell Hurrell was himself a starrich, famous, successful Then, at the height of his career, he suffered a vertiginous fall from grace George Hurrells Hollywood recounts, for the first time anywhere, Hurrells rise from the asheshow movie still collectors and art dealers pulled the elderly artist into a nefarious world of theft and fraud how his undiminished powers gave him a second career and how his mercurial nature nearly destroyed itThe photographs that motivate this tale are luminous, powerful, and timeless This book showcasesthan four hundred, most of which have not been published since they were created George Hurrells Hollywood is the ultimate work on this trailblazing artist, a fabulous montage of fact and anecdote, light and shadow


About the Author: Mark A Vieira

Mark A Vieira is a writer, historian, and photographer with over forty years of experience working in Hollywood He makes portraits using the George Hurrell technique Mark has lectured at USC, UCLA, Lincoln Center, Universal Studios, the Hollywood Heritage Museum, and the Palm Springs Film Festival He has appeared in documentaries such as TCMs Moguls and Movie Stars and Playboys Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Mark is also the author of several books, including The Making of Some Like It Hot with Tony Curtis , Greta Garbo A Cinematic Legacy, and Sin in Soft Focus Pre Code Hollywood.


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