Wednesday, October 04, 2006

George Hurrell - My Heroes (cont.)

"The man dubbed the "Grand Seigneur of the Hollywood Portrait," was born in Covington, KY, across the river from Cincinnati, in 1904. By the time he was eight, young George Hurrell had developed an interest in painting and drawing. He fell into photography almost accident, originally learning how to use a camera so that he could photograph his paintings.

Hurrell photographed every star at M-G-M, from Joan Crawford, Clark Gable and Greta Garbo to Wallace Beery and Marie Dressler. His work set a new standard for Hollywood portraits. It even inspired a new name for the genre - glamour photography"... to learn more about George Hurrell's life click here. To see more of his images click here.