Hurrell shoots Clark Gable and Joan Crawford

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  1. December 14, 2013

    wonderful. wonderful.

  2. December 14, 2013

    This is an exquisite photograph!

    • December 14, 2013

      What was interesting to find, was that the glamour photographers did use gorgeous lighting techniques, but in a new book on George Hurrell, it also shows how he retouched photos as well — just fascinating!

      George Hurrell’s Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992 Hardcover
      by Mark A. Vieira (Author) , Sharon Stone (Foreword)

      • December 14, 2013

        I am such a fan of Hurrell’s work. This photograph is so powerful I can almost hear them breathing. And yes, the lighting and retouching techniques used here are gorgeous! A master!

  3. December 14, 2013

    They had faces then…and MYSTIQUE!

    • December 14, 2013

      Big eyes and smooth skin and WONDERFUL lighting. I am reading Rosiland Russell’s autobiography: Life is a Banquet, she is a hoot! I think you would love it!

      • December 14, 2013

        I have read it and I loved it! Hey…storytime over at my place… save it for bed time…it is a real bedtime story….you’ll see!

      • December 14, 2013

        I’ll be there! With a cup of hot cocoa and striped pajamas! Love, V

  4. Heather in Arles
    December 14, 2013

    And then along came Mr. Hurrell…a young upstart out of nowhere who got a little lucky but had a LOT of talent. And V, I have that book but it is not new…unless you have a new edition of it…?
    Bisous! Hope that you are well lovely lady!

    • December 14, 2013

      Must be an updated version? Published, November 12, 2013. I am in a happy state of anticipation, the Christmas tree should arrive any minute…

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