The Grolier Club Presents Hollywood Golden Age Glamour Photographs

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artwork: George Hurrell - "Joan Crawford", 1933 - Publicity photograph for 'Dancing Lady' - Gelatin silver print - 10" x 13" - Courtesy the Grolier Club, New York. On view in "Silver Screen/Silver Prints: Hollywood Glamour Portraits from the Robert Dance Collection" from September 14th until November 12th.


New York City.- The Grolier Club is pleased to present “Silver Screen/Silver Prints: Hollywood Glamour Portraits from the Robert Dance Collection”, on view from September 14th through November 12th. This exhibition of vintage Hollywood photography traces the careers of the leading photographers and many of the great stars of the “Golden Age” of motion pictures. “Silver Screen/Silver Prints” is drawn from the collection of Grolier Club member Robert Dance and curated by Anne H. Hoy. The works on display are shown together for the first time. The photographs in the exhibit demonstrate the centrality of studio portraits to the film industry’s star-making apparatus, especially in the two decades before the Second World War and, most notably at MGM — which boasted “more stars than there are in the heavens.” The exhibition is divided into ten parts, each dedicated to a single photographer, star, or theme.