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George Hurrell talks about meeting Edward Steichen

Posted on July 28th, 2011   Comments

When I moved from Laguna Beach to open my first Los Angeles studio, I rented a live-work space[...]
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Ramon Novarro, The New Orpheus

Posted on July 11th, 2011   Comments

At the time this photo was taken in 1929, Ramon Novarro was the biggest movie star at MGM,[...]
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Norma Shearer, First Day of Photography

Posted on July 11th, 2011   Comments

As it turned out, Ramon Novarro did quite well in his 1929 contract negotiations and remained at MGM.[...]
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George Hurrell’s Famous Background Screen

Posted on June 29th, 2011   Comments

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

Posted on June 29th, 2011   Comments

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

Posted on June 29th, 2011   Comments

William Haines, also known as Billy Haines, was one of the biggest stars of the silent era.  By[...]
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Dorothy Jordan

Posted on June 29th, 2011   Comments

Here we see a beautiful portrait of silent screen star, Dorothy Jordan. Dorothy Jordan starred opposite Ramon Novarro[...]
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The Making of a Star

Posted on June 29th, 2011   Comments

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