George Hurrell's Hollywood - Hardcover


“All of us glamorize everything...Even Weston does it, taking a picture of a gnarled tree trunk. It’s a question of emphasizing…the dirt or the beauty.” - George Hurrell
  • George Hurrell's Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992.
  • George Hurrell is credited as the master of the Hollywood glamour portrait. He photographed every star from Greta Garbo to Humphrey Bogart to Sharon Stone.
  • Written by historian and former Hurrell assistant Mark A. Vieira, George Hurrell's Hollywood is the definitive retrospective. Spanning his entire career, it's a fabulous montage of new insights, new portraits, and behind-the-scenes stories.

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. He immortalized leading male stars of the day from the Barrymores to Clark Gable and Gary Cooper. Latter photo shoots magnified the glamour of the likes of Warren Beatty and Sharon Stone. George Hurrell's Hollywood recounts, for the first time anywhere, Hurrell's rise from the ashes, how 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 it.

  Contains more than 400 photographs, most of which have not been published since they were created.


    Pages: 416

    Size (cm): 31 x 27 x 4.5

    Published: October 2015

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