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by John Kobal

Free eBook The Art of the Great Hollywood Portrait Photographers, 1925-1940 download ISBN: 0394428625
Author: John Kobal
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition (October 12, 1980)
Language: English
Pages: 291
Category: Art and workmanship
Subcategory: Photography and Video
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THE ART OF THE GREAT HOLLYWOOD PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS 1925-1940 By John Kobal. 291 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Mr. Kobal begins with a very good essay on the whole enterprise of Hollywood photography and then introduces a selection of portraits by these and other studio photographers, describing the special gifts of each and connecting them with their studio and principal subjects. There are pictures of Miss Dietrich by . Richee, Don English and William Walling Jr.

1st ed. by John Kobal. California, Hollywood, Los Angeles. Published 1980 by Knopf : distributed by Random House in New York. Portrait photography, Glamour photography, Photography, Internet Archive Wishlist, Portraits.

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Home Kobal, John The Art of the Great Hollywood Portrait Photographers, 1925-1940. The Art of the Great Hollywood Portrait Photographers, 1925-1940. ISBN 10: 0394428625, ISBN 13: 9780394428628. Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York. Publication Date: 1980.

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Born in 1940 in Linz, Austria, John Kobal would be 79 years old today. John Kobal was one of the most respected film historian and collector llywood Icons: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation

By (author) John Kobal. Publication date 20 Nov 1980. Publisher Penguin Books Ltd. Imprint VIKING.

By (author) John Kobal. Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom.

From dust jacket notes: "...John Kobal, one of the world's leading film archivists, has during the last twenty years discovered, collected, and studied a photographic treasure overlooked by the Hollywood for which it was created: the negatives and original prints of these remarkable 'glamour photographs' that were made in the 1920s and 1930s. Their function was publicity; they were sent out as 'glossies' - as 8 x 10s - to newspapers, to fan magazines, to the multitudes of fans themselves, in order to set in the minds of the audience (in accordance with the studio's strategy of the moment) the image of the Star. These portraits were the work of such photographers a George Hurrell (he dared to photograph the great faces of the screen without makeup and knew before anyone else how to achieve the 'glamour' photograph; Norma Shearer demanded that he alone photograph her; Loretta Young adored him)...Robert Coburn...Ted Allan...Josef von Sternberg (he directed and controlled every Dietrich portrait sitting until 1935)...Eugene Robert Richee...Ernest Bachrach (he headed the photographic department at RKO from its inception in 1929 through 1950; Gloria Swanson said of him: 'There was no other photographer in the world)...Laszlo Willinger (one of the foremost European photographers)...and the only woman among them and a notable pioneer, Ruth Harriet Louise (she headed the first portrait gallery at MGM when she was only nineteen; 'Her photographs were magnificent,' Lillian Gish said. 'I took orders from her as I would have from D.W. Griffith.'). One hundred and fifty of the portraits these artists made are seen here in their original magnificence - each reproduced from the photographer's original print or negative, among them: Marlene Dietrich...Jean Harlow..Joan Crawford...Katharine Hepburn...Rita Hayworth..."
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deadly claw
This is a beautiful book. I gave it to an elderly friend that has dementia - the pictures give her a smile each time as she pages through the books. I bought two different ones. She really enjoys looking at them. Plus these photos are suitable for framing so if anyone is doing a room in retro they would be great on the wall.

This would also make a great cocktail table book.
I love the movies of the 20's, 30's and 40's. I love the glamour of the stars and everything else about that period. Some of the photography is not very good but for that time I guess it's considered great. However, as you go through the book you can see how the photography becomes more sophisticated. Of course make-up products began to blossom and there was more to choose from so that the make-up artists became much more sophisticated as well. Great book!
crazy mashine
Outstanding compilation of movie greats and fine quality portraits, it takes me back to the golden age of glamour photography. I had the book back in the 80's so it was a surprise to once again have an excellent copy almost brand new, thanks to the seller and Amazon!
I have collected several books on photography of the stars during the Golden Age of Hollywood. This one is astonishingly good. It covers the top photographers, presents several large prints of their work, and the reproduction of the photos has been undertaken with care. OK, so this book might be out of print and you might have to pay a premium to obtain it. DON'T be reluctant. Find a "very good" quality used copy of this book and take the plunge. If you are interested in this style of monochrome photography, you will never regret your purchase of this book. I recommend this book without any reservation whatsoever.
I have read many reviews about this book. Never knew how old it really was. It was recommended to me by someone who had purchased in about 20 years ago. So that tells me this book is special. I really enjoy it. The photographs capture the actors/actress look. I just love it. I really love to read about movie stars from the early days. The actors back then just had so much class and glamour. I am so glad I added it to my collection.
It is a good overview of the major photographers in the movie industry. The photographs were for promotional purposes and there are great examples of photos by several.
wonderful photos
Super great shot ideas for retro glamour photography.