George Hurrell's Hollywood

Glamour Portraits, 1925-1992


By Mark A. Vieira

Foreword by Sharon Stone

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Named of The Hollywood Reporter's "100 Greatest Film Books of All Time, the definitive biography and photographic record of George Hurrell, the famed photographer who shot the most iconic images of classic Hollywood legends, now featuring new and upgraded images.
George Hurrell was called the “Rembrandt of Hollywood.” Before his arrival, movie star portraits were “soft focus” and undistinguished, derivative of the Main Street USA portrait salon. Hurrell instituted a sharp, dramatic look. The vibrant, temperamental artist was an original, loved by the subjects he glamorized. For these performers, a Hurrell portrait was the passport to immortality.
In this paperback edition of photographer and historian Mark A. Vieira’s original volume, the author offers a wealth of new images to illustrate a compelling narrative. Featuring rare and never-before-published portraits and behind-the-scenes shots, George Hurrell’s Hollywood covers Hurrell’s entire career, from his beginnings as a Los Angeles society photographer to his finale as the celebrity photographer who became a celebrity himself. More than 400 pristine images showcase his work with Hollywood icons from 1929 to 1992. Vieira's text recounts the artist’s life, from his childhood to the heyday of his career as a starmaker, through untold stories of his fall from grace and eventual comeback.
Filled with previously unseen photos of the biggest stars across more than six decades and abounding with fresh insight, this volume is not only the ultimate showcase of the trailblazing artist’s work but an indispensable treasury of Hollywood lore.


On Sale
Sep 19, 2023
Page Count
416 pages
Running Press

Mark A. Vieira

About the Author

Mark A. Vieira is a filmmaker, photographer, and writer who specializes in Hollywood history. He is the author of Warner Bros. 100, Forbidden Hollywood, Cecil B. DeMille, Into the Dark, and many other film-related titles. He is also the creator of the documentary series DeMille Is Hollywood. Vieira has also appeared in documentaries such as Turner Classic Movies’ Garbo. He has lectured at USC, UCLA, Lincoln Center, and Universal Studios. Vieira resides in the Westlake District of Los Angeles.

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