George Hurrell - Joan Crawford
George Hurrell
Joan Crawford
SIlver Gelatin Photograph
C. 1930s
20 x 16 inches
Signed on print's recto
George Hurrell - Joan Crawford
George Hurrell
Joan Crawford
Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 16 inches
Signed on print recto.
George Hurrell - Joan Crawford
George Hurrell
Joan Crawford
Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 16 inches
Signed on print recto.
George Hurrell - Joan Crawford
George Hurrell
Joan Crawford
Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 16 inches
Signed on print recto.
George Hurrell - Joan Crawford III
George Hurrell
Joan Crawford III
Silver Gelatin Photograph
unknown
20 x 24 inches
Signed and numbered 127/190.
George Hurrell - Rita Hayworth
George Hurrell
Rita Hayworth
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1941
16 x 20 inches
Signed and numbered #40/250.
George Hurrell - Veronica Lake
George Hurrell
Veronica Lake
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1941
20 x 24 inches
Signed and numbered 127/190.
George Hurrell - Hedy Lamarr
George Hurrell
Hedy Lamarr
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1938
24 x 20 inches
SIgned and numbered 156/190 on lower recto.
George Hurrell - Greta Garbo
George Hurrell
Greta Garbo
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1930
24 x 20 inches
Signed and numbered 156/190
George Hurrell - Dorothy Lamour
George Hurrell
Dorothy Lamour
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1936
24 x 20 inches
Signed and numbered 230/250
George Hurrell - Douglas Fairbanks
George Hurrell
Douglas Fairbanks
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1933
24 x 20 inches
Signed and numbered 156/190
George Hurrell - Gilbert Roland
George Hurrell
Gilbert Roland
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939
20 x 16 inches
Signed and numbered 16/250
George Hurrell - James Cagney
George Hurrell
James Cagney
Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 24 inches
Signed and numbered 127/190.
George Hurrell - Jascha Heifetz
George Hurrell
Jascha Heifetz
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1937
20 x 24 inches
Signed and numbered 127/190.
George Hurrell - Jane Russell
George Hurrell
Jane Russell
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1946
20 x 24 inches
Signed and numbered 156/190.
George Hurrell - Jean Harlow
George Hurrell
Jean Harlow
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches
Signed on Recto
George Hurrell - Marlene Dietrich
George Hurrell
Marlene Dietrich
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1938
16 x 20 inches
Signed and numbered 40/250
George Hurrell - Lorretta Young and Tyrone Power
George Hurrell
Lorretta Young and Tyrone Power
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1937
20 x 16 inches
Signed and numbered #40/250.
George Hurrell - Johnny Weissmuller
George Hurrell
Johnny Weissmuller
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1932
24 x 20 inches
Signed and numbered 156/190 on lower recto.
George Hurrell - John Barrymore
George Hurrell
John Barrymore
SIlver Gelatin Photograph
1933
24 X 20 inches
Signed and numbered 127/190
George Hurrell - Charles Boyer
George Hurrell
Charles Boyer
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1938
20 X 16 inches
Signed and numbered 16/250
George Hurrell - Anna May Wong
George Hurrell
Anna May Wong
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1938
20 x 16 inches
Signed and numbered 16/250
George Hurrell - Ramon Navarro
George Hurrell
Ramon Navarro
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1931
24 x 20 inches
Signed and numbered 156/190
George Hurrell - Portfolio - Humphrey Bogart & Marlena Dietrich
George Hurrell
Portfolio - Humphrey Bogart & Marlena Dietrich
Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 inches
Signed and numbered 154/250 on print recto.
George Hurrell - Norma Shearer and Herbert Marshall- Riptide
George Hurrell
Norma Shearer and Herbert Marshall- Riptide
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1934
10 1/4 x 13 1/4 Inches
Titled noted on print verso.

Born in 1904, George Hurrell moved to Long Beach, California in 1925 and began his photographic career. He gained success after the actress Norma Shearer showed Hurrell’s photographs to her husband, Irving Thalberg, who fortunately for Hurrell was the head of production at MGM Studios. During the golden decades of glamour that were the 1930 and 1940s, Hurrell had the opportunity to photograph every star that worked with MGM: Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth, and Humphrey Bogart, among many others. His black and white portraits, composed with sophistication, portray an unforgettable and iconic elegance. Unlike other “studio” photographers he printed his own work and had the highest standards for the quality of his images.

In the 1950s, Hurrell worked briefly within different photographic realms. First, he made training films for the Motion Picture Unit of the U.S. Air Force, then in New York,he did freelance work for fashion advertising campaigns, but in 1965, an exhibition of his work at MoMA revived his fascination with celebrities. He returned to portraiture of modern-day stars like Brooke Shields, Sharon Stone, and John Travolta. He continued to work in this original motif until the end of the career, dying in 1992 having left behind an important record of Hollywood glamour.

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