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Movie-Star Portraits of the Forties

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The Hollywood of the Forties brings many images to mind. Do you remember the most famous pinup of them all? Betty Grable smiling at you all through World War II. The original sweater girl, Lana Turner. Rita Hayworth in all her glory. The stunning and statuesque Ava Gardner. A defiant, scantily clad Jane Russell standing near the hay. Bogart, Garfield, Kirk Douglas, Judy Garland. The brooding Robert Mitchum, the brute power of Burt Lancaster, the alienated Montgomery Clift, the animal menace of Marlon Brando. And perhaps the last of the studio pinups, the fragile and beautiful Marilyn Monroe. These flesh and blood fantasies, and many others, are here — 106 stars in 163 full-page glamour photos by 24 leading Hollywood photographers.

The pictures these photographic artists took span the period from the outbreak of World War II to the Korean conflict of 1951. As John Kobal writes in his informative introduction. "The Forties were the years of Old Hollywood's last stand, though the people concerned didn't know it." In a lively introduction, illustrated by ten pictures of the stars off the set, Mr. Kobal discusses the people and films of the Forties, the importance of these photos and the photographers who took them, and their magical appeal to movie fans. The captions give the year, photographer, studio, the movies that many of the portraits are associated with, and the costume designer. Originally printed in fan magazines, on posters, and in fashion spreads, these portraits are legendary. They are part of almost everyone's past, part of their dreams and fantasies.

Synopsis:

See Betty Grable, John Wayne, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, 106 great stars in 163 fascinating photographs. Innovations in pose, angle, and composition are still major influences on modern Hollywood professionals.

Synopsis:

This marvelous collection of glamour photographs offers memorable studio shots of Betty Grable, John Wayne, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, and others — 106 great stars in 163 fascinating photographs. The photos display innovations in pose, angle, and composition that are still major influences on modern Hollywood professionals. An outstanding bargain. — Newsweek. Introduction. Captions.

Table of Contents

Lauren Becall
Lucille Ball
Joan Bennett
Ingrid Bergman
Turham Bey
Humphrey Bogart
Marlon Brando
Corinne Calvet
Madeleine Carrol
Cyd Charisse
Montgomery Clift
Claudette Colbert
Gray Cooper
Joseph Cotten
Joan Crawford
Linda Darnell
Bette Davis
Yvonne De Carlo
Olivia de Havilland
Dolores Del Rio
John Derek
Marlene Dietrich
Faith Domergue
Kirk Douglas
Irene Dunne
Deanna Durbin
Alice Faye
Rhonda Fleming
Errol Flynn
Joan Fontaine
Glenn Ford
Kay Francis
Clark Gable
Greta Garbo
Ava Gardner
John Garfield
Judy Garland
Greer Garson
Paulette Goddard
Betty G. Grable
Cary Grant
Jane Greer
Barbara Hale
Susan Hayward
Rita Hayworth
Sonja Henie
Katherine Hepburn
Charlton Heston
Lena Horne
Betty Hutton
Adele Jergens
Van Johnson
Jennifer Jones
Hildegarde Knef
Alan Ladd
Veronica Lake
Hedy Lamarr
Dorothy Lamour
Burt Lancaster
Carole Landis
Viven Leigh
Myma Loy
Ida Lupino
Marie McDonald
Dorothy McGuire
Fred F. MacMurray
Guy Madison
Marion Martin
Ilona Massey
Victor Mature
Ann Miller
Carmen Miranda
Robert Mitchum
Marilyn Monroe
Maria Montez
Michele Morgan
Patricia Morison
Merle Oberon
Maureen O'Hara
Laurence Olivier
Eleanor Parker
Gregory Peck
Vera Hruba Ralston
Ginger Rogers
Mickey Rooney
Jane Russell
Rosalind Russell
Lizabeth Scott
Ann C. Sheridan
Sylvia Sidney
Alexis Smith
Ann Sothern
Barbara Stanwyck
Margaret Sullavan
Gloria Swanson
Elizabeth Taylor
Robert Taylor
Gene Tierney
Claire Trevor
Luna Turner
Alida Valli
Lupe Velez
John Wayne
Orson Welles 
Mae West
Esther Williams
Jane Wyman
Loretta Young  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486235462
Editor:
Kobal, John
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Kobal, John
Author:
Kobal, John
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Acting & Auditioning
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Portraits.
Subject:
Acteurs et actrices de cinâema
Subject:
Moving-picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Portraits
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19770631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
11.25 x 8.38 in 1 lb

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See Betty Grable, John Wayne, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, 106 great stars in 163 fascinating photographs. Innovations in pose, angle, and composition are still major influences on modern Hollywood professionals.
"Synopsis" by , This marvelous collection of glamour photographs offers memorable studio shots of Betty Grable, John Wayne, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, and others — 106 great stars in 163 fascinating photographs. The photos display innovations in pose, angle, and composition that are still major influences on modern Hollywood professionals. An outstanding bargain. — Newsweek. Introduction. Captions.
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