Friday, July 27, 2012

Hedy Lamarr, by George Hurrell, 1938

Here is another of my favourite portraits by renowned Hollywood glamour photographer, George Hurrell.

In the early 1920's, Hurrell studied fine art painting at the Chicago Art Institute, and then with painters Edgar Alwin Payne and William Wendt, before shifting his interest to photography, starting in 1925.1450504_1_l

I have seen many versions of this portrait online, with a wide range of crops and treatments.  I hope that it will eventually be included in the galleries of the new George Hurrell website, as I am curious to see an “official” version.

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