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Monday, September 28, 2015

GEORGE HURRELL Part Two

This is a continuation of my previous post. More photos from the Golden Age of Hollywood by master portrait photographer George Hurrell (1904-1992).

 George Hurrell
1938

Dolores Del Rio
1929

Ramon Novarro
rare and striking portrait
from 1929

Greta Garbo
1930
from the film Romance





 Norma Shearer
1932
A remarkably modern-looking photo
I checked the year several times to make sure it is correct



Jean Harlow
early 1930's


Alice Fay
1934


Shirley Temple
1937
(Alice Fay was in two of Temple's films, if I remember correctly, Poor Little Rich Girl and The Stowaway)


 Nils Asther
circa 1933
Danish-born actor
appeared in silent films and talkies


 Maureen O'Sullivan
1932
the original Jane in the Tarzan films
and mother of actress Mia Farrow



Johnny Weissmuller
1932

 Joan Crawford
Hurrell took so many classic photos of Crawford that it's impossible to choose.
I prefer the casual early Joan, without the heavy eyebrows and shoulder pads.


Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
1938
First husband of Joan Crawford


Rosalind Russell


Robert Montgomery
Gave a superb performance as the psychotic killer in one of my favorite films, Night Must Fall (with Rosalind Russell), 1937.
 Montgomery is the father of actress Elizabeth Montgomery, of Bewitched.

 Bette Davis
1939


Judy Garland
around 1941




Errol Flynn
1939


Humphrey Bogart
1937


Lauren Bacall


Marlene Dietrich
1937

 Lawrence Olivier



 
Veronica Lake


Lucille Ball



 Jane Russell
1941
promotional photo for the film The Outlaw

Rare photo of George Hurrell 
during a photo shoot with Jane Russell



















Tuesday, September 22, 2015

THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF GEORGE HURRELL

George Hurrell (1904-1992) was a master photographer and a Hollywood icon in the 1930's and 1940's. His unique style of photography brought glamour to new heights. The magic was in his keen artistic eye and the dramatic use of lighting.

I had a difficult time extracting favorites from a very large selection.

 George Hurrell
a self-portrait 


 Marion Davies
film star of the 1920's & early 30's
long-time mistress of William Randolph Hearst 


Pola Negri
star of European and American films
from the silent era through the 1930's.
One of my personal favorites


 Ramon Novarro
from Ben Hur 1925

Novarro was the first Hollywood star to become intrigued with the photographic style of Hurrell. He introduced Hurrell to Norma Shearer, who in turn enthusiastically advanced Hurrell's career (Shearer was married to director Irving Thalberg).


Greta Garbo
1930
wearing an outfit from the film Romance

Jean Harlow
1934 


 Johnny Weissmuller
1931

 Joan Crawford
around 1932


Bette Davis
1939
Hurrell preferred to photograph the stars with minimal makeup



Norma Shearer
Shearer specifically requested Hurrell to be her photographer because she wanted to create a more glamorous image of herself



 Marlene Dietrich


Joan Bennett

 Katherine Hepburn


Cary Grant
the unique lighting gave Grant a refreshingly different look from his usual portrait photos.


Rosalind Russell


Robert Taylor
1936
What a hunk!

 Merle Oberon

 Clark Gable
1932 



Carol Lombard


Tyrone Power
1942
I was friends with his niece in college



Hedy Lamar
didn't require dramatic lighting to look stunning


Jane Russell
1941
promotional photo for The Outlaw

 Veronica Lake
1940 




Too many photos, not enough time......
I'll have to do a Hurrell sequel.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

UNINTENTIONALLY GAY

Unintentionally gay?
Maybe........but maybe not......

Warning:
Sensitive people might find some offensive



 Is it just my dirty mind, or is Johnny Crawford holding that log in an incredibly conspicuous place?


Just an innocent ad with a cute guy and a skinless weenie.





 Gay Boy Cigar ad, circa 1915





Meat ad, 1940's




Not exactly gay, but extremely disturbing, nevertheless.....


Another alarming Christmas ad.
Gives "Ho ho ho" a whole new dimension




Kinsey Whiskey 
Judging by the looks on their faces
they've ingested too many little cock tails....



No explanation required



Boy meets boy
Boys drink beer
Boys leave girls


 There is definitely a recurring theme in these Schlitz ads.




The result of drinking too much Ovaltine




Gaytop gay


No caption for this one - -
I'm laughing too hard





Munsingwear Midway Boxer Briefs- 1940's




 Homoerotic obsession with Ivory Soap
The more I look at this shower scene the more I'm positive that something unnervingly carnal is about to happen.




They are going to be back in his drawers



OMG! Cannon Towel Army Orgy!


Imagine the possibilities.....


If I'm going on a gay cruise, I sure as hell don't want Kukla, Fran, and Ollie with me