George Hurrell Star Portrait:
from Esquire Magazine Mid 40s
Authentic Vintage Page...Not Copies!
Priced well below market!
George Hurrell was to Hollywood what Raphael Tuck was to Queen Victoria. He was the BEST at making young stars look glamourous, gorgous, sumptuous...and often in black and white. Which I think are some of his most beautiful works.
Mr. Hurrell worked from his San Fernando Balley house shooting nearly every star and starlet from the 30s well into the 60s. He was friends with most everyone who sat for him. And why not? He made everyone look soooo good!
His photos became popular in Esquire Magazine, and later in Playboy Magazine. His shots of Harlow and Rita and Russell,and more are famous and quite recognizably familiar. He shot the iconic Jane Russell in the hay for that film that was not near as good as the photo; The Outlaw.
This portrait is Billie Seward who I have seen in several films in lesser roles...not as the glam lead. Yet she surely looks glamorous. On the back side is a nice full color feature of men's fashions in 4 quarters "Esquire Looks at the Sun Spots...": Beach, Town, Sports, Evening. It's signed -in the print- by the artist, Bohner.
I am parting with some of my collection. This is a full color, fold-out page, sized 18" x 14". When folded the size is 9.75" x 14." Condition FINE. The whitish stuff on the right is where it was stuck into the magazine.
I have just this one to sell.