London Exhibit Celebrates Classic Hollywood

 

Vivien Leigh for Gone with the Wind, 1939 attributed to Laszlo Willinger. Copyright: John Kobal Foundation, 2011

If your clients love old-school Hollywood glamour or are fascinated by classic photography, they'll want to hit the new exhibit opening today at London's National Portrait Gallery, which features more than 70 vintage Hollywood photos taken between 1920 and 1960.

Some of the Hollywood royalty featured in the exhibit include:

    * Marlene Dietrich
    * James Dean
    * Joan Collins
    * Marlon Brando
    * Elizabeth Taylor
    * Marilyn Monroe
    * Clark Gable
    * Joan Crawford
    * Vivienne Leigh

Photography buffs will want to check out the work of more than 40 photographers, including:

    * George Hurrell
    * Clarence Sinclair Bull
    * Laszlo Willinger
    * Bob Coburn
    * Davis Boulton, one of the few British photographers working for the Hollywood studios
    * Ruth Harriet Louise, the only woman to run a studio photo gallery
 

The exhibit runs through October 23.

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