Glamour of the Gods


Glamour of the Gods, published by Steidl, features some of the most striking portraits from the Golden Age of Hollywood.  Taken from the John Kobal Foundation archive, images span four decades from 1920’s portraits of Gloria Swanson and Greta Garbo to the haunting 1961 cover image of Rock Hudson.

The book was published in 2008 to coincide with an exhibition which has been on tour since.  The latest stop for the exhibition is the National Portrait Gallery, London.  The exhibition, which features over 70 photographs, runs until 23rd October before moving onto the Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia.

The photographs range from elaborate studio shots to stark portraits, with each image capturing the stars of the studio system in a by-gone era of grace and glamour.

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One thought on “Glamour of the Gods

  1. Rifqi says:

    Love these kind of old portraits, thanks for sharing.

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