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George Hurrell's Hollywood [Hardcover]

Mark A. Vieira
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7 Nov 2013
George Hurrell (1904--1992) was the creator of the Hollywood glamour portrait, the maverick artist who captured movie stars of the most exalted era in Hollywood history with bold contrast and seductive poses. This lavishly illustrated book spans Hurrell's entire career, from his beginnings as a society photographer to his finale as the celebrity photographer who was himself a celebrity, and a living legend. 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. His photos of Jane Russell sulking in a haystack made the unknown girl a star--without a film credit to her name. He immortalized leading males 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. Through newly acquired photos and in-depth research, photographer and historian Mark A. Vieira, author of Hurrell's Hollywood Portraits, offers not only a wealth of new images but a compelling sequel to the story presented in his earlier book on Hurrell. Hurrell was himself a star--rich, famous, successful. Then, at the height of his career, he suffered a vertiginous fall from grace. 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. The photographs that motivate this tale are luminous, powerful, and timeless. This book showcases more than four hundred, most of which have not been published since they were created. George Hurrell's Hollywood is the ultimate work on this trailblazing artist, a fabulous montage of fact and anecdote, light and shadow.

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (7 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762450398
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762450398
  • Product Dimensions: 30.7 x 26.2 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Years ago, writer-photographer Mark A. Vieira wrote and compiled a handsome book called Hurrell's Hollywood Portraits.This enormous and elegant volume supersedes it, not only in the quantity and quality of photographs it presents, but in Vieira's candid text, which expands on his earlier work and delves into the second part of Hurrell's life... I think it's fair to refer to this exquisite tome as definitive. - Leonard Maltin "A stunning collection of Hollywood portraits by George Hurrell, accompanied by an exploration of his life and career." - Shelf Awareness

About the Author

Mark A. Vieira is a writer, historian, and photographer with over forty years of experience working in Hollywood. He makes portraits using the George Hurrell technique. Mark has lectured at USC, UCLA, Lincoln Center, Universal Studios, the Hollywood Heritage Museum, and the Palm Springs Film Festival. He has appeared in documentaries such as TCM's Moguls and Movie Stars and Playboy's Sex at 24 Frames Per Second. Mark is also the author of several books, including The Making of Some Like It Hot (with Tony Curtis), Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy, and Sin in Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Hurrell's Hollywood 6 Dec 2013
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This is a truly exquisite book, it's large,thick and the production values are top-notch.
The book is the most comprehensive photographic account of Hurrell's amazing portraits. It contains hundreds of large crisp clear b/w portraits many of them have never been published before along with a couple of color photos as well.
The book is divided into chapters chronicling Hurrell's career and style. The text gives the right amount of information, while leaving the beautiful photos to speak for themselves.
This book is a must for all fans of Hollywood's lost glamour era and anyone appreciating beautiful photography.
Mr.Vieira and Running Press did a marvelous job producing this magnificent tome.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The King of Hollywood Glamour 4 Jan 2014
By Michael
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This is one of the most beautiful books i have had the pleasure to read or rather "experience". It is not only a gorgeous coffee table book, but also a biography of Hollywood photographer George Hurrell. George Hurrell was instrumental in creating the cultural phenomenon that is Hollywood Glamour. His innovative use of shadow and light, and the smooth perfection which he bestowed upon the stars of the golden age made him the one of the highest payed photographers of his time. Regrettably many of the so called "Stars" we have today can in no way compete with the sophisticated and elegant gods and goddesses of old Hollywood pictured in this book. This book is worth every penny. It is quality. As soon as you open the pages, you fall into the nostalgia of a more elegant age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You cannot not like it 6 April 2014
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Hurrell's a classic. Album covers his whole artistic life. Is very well published (it is also rather large in size and weight) and photographs are very well presented. It also tells Hurrell's story, his rise and fall. It shows images by a Hollywood portrait icon of most icons of Hollywood. Too bad there are only a handful of shots from his photo sessions, so one could better see how used the lights.

I can't imagine anyone having interest in portraiture (or Hollywood) without getting a copy of this one.
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good book full of nostalgia. Will recommend it to anyone interested in the history of Hollywood and the stars of silver screen..
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a gorgeous book 14 Feb 2014
By MonicaH
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This book is a great buy for anyone who loves the old movie images, and a must for photographers. It is really good value for a book of this quality.
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