MATE Exhibition: Lima Peru, September 17 through December 6th

Posted on September 10th, 2014

MATE – Museo Mario Testino presents George Hurrell: Legends in Light, the first exhibition in its new series on iconic photographers:[...]

George Hurrell talks about meeting Edward Steichen

Posted on July 28th, 2011

When I moved from Laguna Beach to open my first Los Angeles studio, I rented a live-work space[...]
George Hurrell

Ramon Novarro, The New Orpheus

Posted on July 11th, 2011

At the time this photo was taken in 1929, Ramon Novarro was the biggest movie star at MGM,[...]
Story Behind the Photograph

Norma Shearer, First Day of Photography

Posted on July 11th, 2011

As it turned out, Ramon Novarro did quite well in his 1929 contract negotiations and remained at MGM.[...]
Story Behind the Photograph

George Hurrell’s Famous Background Screen

Posted on June 29th, 2011

George Edward Hurrell (1904 – 1992) is credited with developing the glamour idiom in photography and creating the[...]

Greta Garbo

Posted on June 29th, 2011

Greta Garbo remains one of the most famous names in cinema history.  In April 1930, when Hurrell took[...]
Story Behind the Photograph

Billy Haines

Posted on June 29th, 2011

William Haines, also known as Billy Haines, was one of the biggest stars of the silent era.  By[...]
Story Behind the Photograph

Dorothy Jordan

Posted on June 29th, 2011

Here we see a beautiful portrait of silent screen star, Dorothy Jordan. Dorothy Jordan starred opposite Ramon Novarro[...]
Story Behind the Photograph

The Making of a Star

Posted on June 29th, 2011

According to George Hurrell, when young players were being considered at MGM, they were first sent to the[...]
Story Behind the Photograph