Thursday, 7 July 2011

Glamour Of The Gods

An exhibition of vintage photos spanning 40 years of Hollywood history has just opened at the National Portrait Gallery:

"Glamour of the Gods is a celebration of Hollywood portraiture from the industry's 'Golden Age', the period 1920 to 1960. From Greta Garbo and Clark Gable to Audrey Hepburn, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, it is these portraits that transformed actors and actresses into international style icons. In many cases these are the career-defining images of Hollywood's greatest names and help to illustrate their enduring appeal.

Featuring over 70 photographs, most of which are exquisite vintage prints displayed for the first time, the exhibition is drawn from the extraordinary archive of the John Kobal Foundation and demonstrate photography's decisive role in creating and marketing the stars central to the Hollywood mystique."

Open 7th July to 23rd October 2011.


At 8 July 2011 at 08:56 , Blogger The Paper Mulberry said...

Ohh how wonderful! I absolutely adore vintage photographs such as these! Thank you so much for posting about this amazing exhibition, I hadn't heard about it but will definitely try to pop along!

At 8 July 2011 at 11:00 , Blogger Elizabeth said...

It looks great, doesn't it. How amazing is that first picture of Marlene Dietrich? x


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