- New York: The Grolier Club, 2011.
- 8 x 10.5 inches
- 72 pages
- ISBN: 9781605830353
Price: $35.00 save 20% $28.00 other currencies
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Silver Screen/Silver Prints documents Hollywood's invention of the glamour portrait, showing the leading role played by studio portraits in the film industry's star-making apparatus. The ten sections of the catalogue are each dedicated to a single photographer, star, or theme. A chapter devoted to studio photographers George Hurrell, Clarence Sinclair Bull, and Ruth Harriet Louise demonstrates their distinctive styles and charts the evolution from soft-focus Pictorialism to sculptured modernist glamour. Luminous portrayals of Garbo, Crawford, and Ramon Novarro give readers the chance to see how the portrait camera lens shaped their most enduring images. Thematic sections focus on Hollywood fashion as promoted by photography and on the development of the unmistakable Paramount Studios house style. The final section is devoted to Elizabeth Taylor, the last great star of the Hollywood studio system, who used photography strategically to guide an upward trajectory from her early days as a child actress to her long reign as an international superstar.