The Andrew Weiss Gallery, well known for the world’s largest collection of Marilyn Monroe photography is launching a major exhibition, “Hollywood Glamour, Portraits of the Icons”. The exhibit features photographs of some of the most iconic faces that graced the screen such as Katharine Hepburn, Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Veronica Lake, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, and the legendary Marilyn Monroe. The faces that started it all made Hollywood glamorous and transcended style, beauty, and time.
The photographer’s of the golden era were pioneers in the use of lighting, camera angles, and artistic direction, emphasizing the unique look of each star. Clever darkroom techniques allowed the photographers to manipulate the images created and have each portrait appear flawless, before the days of computerized retouching. The relationship between the celebrity and photographer produced some of the most intriguing and captivating images of the 20th Century.
The show will present original black and white and color photographs by Clarence Sinclair Bull, George Hurrell, Edwin Bower Hesser, Laszlo Willinger, Ted Allan, George Barris, Milton Greene, and Bert Stern. In addition the gallery will be presenting its ongoing exhibition of important works by 20th Century Masters, Dali, Miro, Chagall, and Picasso.
The Gallery is located at 179 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. Open Tues.-Sat.11:00 am-5:00pm or by appt. For more information call (310) 246-9333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.