“More stars than there are in heaven.”
Glamour of the Gods: Hollywood Portraits
7th July – 23rd October 2011
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
Open daily: 10:00-18:00. Thursday-Friday until 21:00
Entrance: £6. Concessions £5.50 / £5 (children 12-18 years, Senior Citizens, Registered Unemployed, Students, Disabled people with one carer. National Art Pass holders 50% discount.
To book advance tickets call 0844 248 5033 (transaction fee applies) or online.
Glamour of the Gods is a celebration of Hollywood portraiture from the industry’s ‘Golden Age’, the period 1920 to 1960. From Greta Garbo and Clark Gable to Audrey Hepburn, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, it is these portraits that transformed actors and actresses into international style icons. In many cases these are the career-defining images of Hollywood’s greatest names and help to illustrate their enduring appeal.
Featuring over 70 photographs, most of which are exquisite vintage prints displayed for the first time, the exhibition is drawn from the extraordinary archive of the John Kobal Foundation and demonstrate photography’s decisive role in creating and marketing the stars central to the Hollywood mystique.
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