George Hurrell s Hollywood Book
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George Hurrell s Hollywood

  • Author : Mark A. Vieira
  • Publisher : Running Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-12
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762450695

George Hurrell s Hollywood Excerpt :

George Hurrell (1904–1992) was the creator of the Hollywood glamour portrait. Before his arrival, movie star portraits were “soft focus” and undistinguished, derivative of the Main Street USA portrait salon. The maverick artist instituted a sharp, dramatic look and captured movie stars of the most exalted era in Hollywood history with bold contrast and seductive poses. This lavishly illustrated book spans Hurrell's entire career, from his beginnings as a society photographer to his finale as the celebrity photographer who was himself a celebrity, a living legend. From 1929 to 1944 Hurrell 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 star—and without a film credit to her name. He immortalized leading males stars of the day from the Barrymores to Clark Gable to Gary Cooper. Latter photo shoots magnified the glamour of the likes of Warren Beatty and Sharon Stone. Through newly acquired photos and in-depth research, photographer and historian Mark A. Vieira, author of Hurrell's 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 star—rich, famous, fulfilled. Then, at the height of his career, he suffered a vertiginous fall from grace. George Hurrell's Hollywood recounts, for the first time anywhere, Hurrell's return from the ashes—how movie-still collectors and art dealers pulled the elderly artist into a smoky half-world of theft and fraud; how his undiminished powers gave him a second career; and how his mercurial nature nearly destroyed it. The photographs that motivate this tale are luminous, powerful, and timeless. This book showcases more than four hundred, most of which have not been published since they were created. George Hurre

Hurrell Hollywood Book

Hurrell Hollywood

  • Author : George Hurrell
  • Publisher : St Martins Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 0312082207

Hurrell Hollywood Excerpt :

A collection of the dramatic portraits that the well-known, and then sought-after, photographer took of Hollywood's greatest stars features shots of Dietrich, Garbo, Hepburn, Harlow, Gable, Tracy, Cooper, Harlow, Hayworth, Redford, and others.

The Hurrell Style Book

The Hurrell Style

  • Author : Whitney Stine
  • Publisher : John Day Company, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Glamour photography
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822021436290

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Hollywood Portraits Book

Hollywood Portraits

  • Author : Mark A. Vieira
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Glamour photography
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015061376078

Hollywood Portraits Excerpt :

Hurrell s Hollywood Portraits Book

Hurrell s Hollywood Portraits

  • Author : Mark A. Vieira
  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1997-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822023838915

Hurrell s Hollywood Portraits Excerpt :

During that time he photographed all of the greatest personalities, at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Brothers, and Columbia as well as independently.

Hollywood Portraits Book

Hollywood Portraits

  • Author : Lou Szoke
  • Publisher : Amherst Media
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608953073

Hollywood Portraits Excerpt :

With lighting techniques beneficial for professional photographers but also accessible for those less experienced with a camera, this handy reference offers insights into utilizing “hot lights” (tungsten-based continuous light sources) to achieve glamorous, Hollywood-inspired shots. This “Hollywood” lighting—characterized by dramatic contrast, sharp shadows, and a sultry mood—is simple to create and allows photographers to “sculpt” the subject, accentuating their best features while minimizing flaws. Though the focus is on nostalgic lighting style, the book acknowledges modern advances in photographic technology and discusses how to produce these dazzling retro effects using both digital and traditional film cameras. Throughout the book, lighting diagrams showing the photograph’s setup accompany nearly every image, carefully illustrating the lighting techniques for easy re-creation.

Hurrell Book


  • Author : Phil Moad
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0956648754

Hurrell Excerpt :

'A Hurrell portrait is to the ordinary publicity still about what a Rolls-Royce is to a roller-skate.' (Esquire, 1936.) This lavish book celebrates the enduring glamour of one of Hollywood's greatest photographers. Includes several unseen images of cinema's most iconic faces.

Hollywood Glamor Portraits Book

Hollywood Glamor Portraits

  • Author : John Kobal
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1976-01-01
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0486233529

Hollywood Glamor Portraits Excerpt :

145 photos capture the stars from 1926 to 1949 -- Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Hedy Lamarr, Marlene Dietrich, Robert Montgomery, Marlon Brando, Veronica Lake -- 94 stars in all.

Hollywood in Kodachrome Book
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Hollywood in Kodachrome

  • Author : David Wills
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062265555

Hollywood in Kodachrome Excerpt :

Hollywood in Kodachrome by David Wills has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

Cinematic Portraits Book

Cinematic Portraits

  • Author : Pete Wright
  • Publisher : Amherst Media
  • Release Date : 2015-05-18
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608958924

Cinematic Portraits Excerpt :

Pete Wright teaches you how to re-create mysterious, dark, and glamorous cinematic portraits reminiscent of those taken of 1920s’ and 1930s’ stars and starlets. The book contains 60 discrete sections which contain 60 of Wright’s most impressive, nostalgic black & white portraits, along with some alternate poses and lighting diagrams. In each section, the author details the steps taken to create the final portrait. You’ll learn how Wright conceptualized the shot and will gain insight into the location of the shoot, props selected to create the theme, wardrobe selection, and hair and makeup styling. The lighting units used on the set, light modifiers, and lighting setup employed will also be covered, allowing you to readily re-create the classic, dramatic Hollywood look with your own subjects. Wright will also discuss how he posed the subject to give him or her that superstar, larger-than-life look.

Silver Screen  Silver Prints Book

Silver Screen Silver Prints

  • Author : Anne H. Hoy
  • Publisher : Oak Knoll Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 1605830356

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Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History Book
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Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History

  • Author : Manny Pacheco
  • Publisher : Book Pub Network
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN 10 : 1937454142

Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History Excerpt :

Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is the long anticipated sequel to the award-winning Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History, and it tells more rarely shared American stories through the eyes of 21 character actors of Hollywood's Golden Age, including Frank Morgan, Peter Lorre, Cesar Romero, Majorie Main, Andy Devine, Alan Hale Sr., Leo Gorcey, Jack Carson, and Lon Chaney Jr. Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is part of the Forgotten Hollywood Book-Series, and it's officially in gift stores, bookshops, and iconic locations, such as the Hollywood Heritage Museum. For further insight, visit

Hollywood Royale Book

Hollywood Royale

  • Author : Matthew Rolston
  • Publisher : TeNeues
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 3961710244

Hollywood Royale Excerpt :

"This volume features over 100 mesmerizing photographs selected from Rolston's extensive body of work, centering on his unforgettable portraits of the era's most famous personalities."--

Sin in Soft Focus Book

Sin in Soft Focus

  • Author : Mark A. Vieira
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Release Date : 2003-03-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0810982285

Sin in Soft Focus Excerpt :

In the spring of 1934, Hollywood faced what the Los Angeles Times called "the most serious crisis of its history." The film capital was under siege by censorship advocates who launched a boycott, demanding that the film industry enforce the Production Code it had adopted in 1930. For nearly five years, defiant producers had cited artistic freedom and flouted the Code, which forbade vulgarity, profanity, nudity, excessive violence, illegal drugs, adultery, "sex perversion," "white slavery," racial mingling, "lustful kissing," and suggestive dancing. In July 1934, the controversial films were outlawed. Today they are called "pre-Code." Sin in Soft Focus showcases a scintillating era in film history and tells how filmmakers sidestepped the Code. Mark A. Vieira draws on extensive research, interviews, and correspondence in the Production Code Administration files to tell the engaging, suspenseful, and often humorous story of the struggle between Hollywood and its reformers, weaving history, politics, and film into a full-blooded narrative. Illustrated with 275 film stills, many of them rare, the book captures the stunning visual artistry of the era.