Yesterday afternoon I received a copy of this beautiful book in the mail, and I haven’t been able to put it down since.
With a release slated for next week, George Hurrell’s Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992 is a gigantic book packed full of magnificent photos from this legendary photographer and, in between photos, details from Hurrell’s fascinating life. It is proving to be a must-read.
Stay tuned for a review as the release date approaches. In the meantime, if you would like to pre-order the book, you may do so by clicking here.
If you are not yet familiar with Hurrell’s photography, here are some of his breathtaking photographs:
Mr, Hurrell was the photographic master and artist of glamour all since have aspired to be. There were others at his time less known. I have a story. I worked with Mr. Hurrell in his twilight. He had been ‘rediscovered’ more than once, I styled a shoot with Mr. Hurrell with Farrah Fawcett for Rolling Stone in 1981, Hair and makeup took a ridiculous amount of time. There was much smoozing in the dressing room and nobody seemed in a hurry. Mr. Hurrell paced and paced. He told me he was never used to it. I sad in for some lightening and he sent me a photo, however lost among my chaos. I knew then I was in the presence of a legend. However, he was a very unassuming man. Plain dressed, one would never have realized his legend. A once in a lifetime experience for me. I will add a link to the photos if allowed. I don’t live a ‘coffee table’ life, however this is one I cannot resist…
How VERY cool! Please do add a link to the photos, I would love to see them!
I thought I had them in one FB album but no??? so I will add a couple of links. I know this is among the RS archives. I will find and be back! I did a great job, very proud!
I can’t wait for this book to come out! I have the Hollywood Portraits one that came out a number of years ago (with Crawford & Tone on the cover) and that one was pretty magnificent, so I’m looking forward to buying this one too. Plus, I really like Mark A. Vieira. His books are always nicely done.
The man was a genius, he even managed to give Ouida Rathbone cheekbones 🙂
These photos are stunning. I need this book.
I have several other Hurrell books and many Hurrell photographs. I never tire of looking at them. This will be another book I’ll have to have.