National Portrait Gallery hosts Hollywood icons

Date Posted: 06/07/2011

London’s National Portrait Gallery is set to host new exhibition Glamour of the Gods: Hollywood Portraits from the 7th July to 23rd October, showcasing a host of vintage photographs spanning 40 years of Hollywood history.

Aiming to examine the importance of photography in creating the stars of Hollywood from 1920 to 1960, the exhibition is to include portraits of a host of iconic screen actors and actresses, including James Dean, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Tailor, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Joan Crawford.

Nearly all of the photographs will be vintage prints drawn from the archive of the John Kobal Foundation, and the exhibition is promoted as a rare opportunity to view these important artefacts of a now extinct Hollywood studio system. The portraits are to be presented alongside film scene stills, including Ginger Rogers for Swing Time and James Dean for Rebel Without a Cause.

Groups of ten or more people can take advantage of discounted entry rates to the exhibition.

For further information or to book, telephone: 020-7312 2483 or log onto www.npg.org.uk/glamour  

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