By Mark A. Vieira
George Hurrell (1904–1992) was once the writer of the Hollywood glamour portrait, the maverick artist who captured motion picture stars of the main exalted period in Hollywood historical past with daring distinction and seductive poses. This lavishly illustrated ebook spans Hurrell’s whole occupation, from his beginnings as a society photographer to his finale because the big name photographer who was once himself a celeb, and a dwelling legend.
From 1929 to 1944 Hurrell used to be the “Rembrandt of Hollywood,” growing photos of Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, and Joan Crawford that have been a mix of the airy and the erotic. His photographs of Jane Russell sulking in a haystack made the unknown woman a star—without a movie credits to her identify. He immortalized prime men stars of the day from the Barrymores to Clark Gable and Gary Cooper. Latter photograph shoots magnified the glamour of the likes of Warren Beatty and Sharon Stone.
Through newly got pictures and in-depth learn, photographer and historian Mark A. Vieira, writer of Hurrell’s Hollywood Portraits, deals not just a wealth of recent photographs yet a compelling sequel to the tale awarded in his prior publication on Hurrell. Hurrell was once himself a star—rich, well-known, winning. Then, on the top of his occupation, he suffered a vertiginous fall from grace. George Hurrell’s Hollywood recounts, for the 1st time wherever, Hurrell’s upward thrust from the ashes—how movie-still creditors and paintings buyers pulled the aged artist right into a nefarious global of robbery and fraud; how his undiminished powers gave him a moment occupation; and the way his mercurial nature approximately destroyed it.
The images that encourage this story are luminous, robust, and undying. This e-book showcases greater than 400, so much of that have no longer been released due to the fact that they have been created. George Hurrell’s Hollywood is the last word paintings in this trailblazing artist, a wonderful montage of truth and anecdote, mild and shadow.