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Old 09-21-2009, 07:23 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:29 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:34 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:42 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:31 AM   #45 (permalink)
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good lord, it's Slim Pickens!
I've never seen him that young.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:48 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Slim Pickens makes me happy.
Anytime I run into him on television I have trouble changing the channel.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:07 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I'm just waiting for my turn at this point.

I didn't start watching TV or going out to the cinema until 1973. I also have a very limited range of what defines a "celebrity". More often than not, I need to do a wiki or imdb search to find out their history in detail. It helps, but it also is a backtrack method not truly relevant to the thread.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:14 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:37 PM   #49 (permalink)
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not sure if she was mentioned already.. but how about silent film girl Clara Bow?



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and how could I forget Kim Novak?

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Old 09-21-2009, 01:04 PM   #50 (permalink)
 
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I'm still looking for one of Robert Duvall.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:48 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Is it just me, or do stars from the past have more...I don't know...oomph than stars today?
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:23 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Is it just me, or do stars from the past have more...I don't know...oomph than stars today?
In some ways, yes. Although I think alot of it has to do with what is expected of them as stars and the way their images were controlled.

There are some current stars who have the ability to capture the glamour of classic Hollywood...Cate Blanchett and George Clooney come to mind at the moment. But there are others. Kate Winslet, her too.
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:33 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:36 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Slim Pickens makes me happy.
Anytime I run into him on television I have trouble changing the channel.
This is one of the reasons why you're one of my favorite posters, GH.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:02 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:10 AM   #56 (permalink)
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I gotta through a little Jayne Mansfield in here, just cuz
Thanks, FuglyStick. One of my all-time favorite photos. I used to keep this one in my reference file of "sexy back" poses for working with models.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:29 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Two more (see how well I'm pacing myself? )

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Old 09-26-2009, 08:38 AM   #58 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:47 AM   #59 (permalink)
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It's not an Hollywood star but an Italian '40 movie star.
This is Adriana Benetti photographed by Arturo Ghergo.


Ghergo is one of my favorite glamour portraist, he shot in the '30 and '40 but is so modern that can be put on Vogue tomorrow and noone will notice the difference.
His use of diagonal in portrait is sooo good, and the sapient soft lighting make the skin perfect but not plastic (as usual in today glamour shot )
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:17 AM   #60 (permalink)
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While I don't have any pictures to add, I did want to say that I love these pictures in part because most of them stay far, far away from gimmicks. The picture is of the person with nothing to hide behind.
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Old 09-27-2009, 04:16 AM   #61 (permalink)
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It's not an Hollywood star but an Italian '40 movie star.
This is Adriana Benetti photographed by Arturo Ghergo.


Ghergo is one of my favorite glamour portraist, he shot in the '30 and '40 but is so modern that can be put on Vogue tomorrow and noone will notice the difference.
His use of diagonal in portrait is sooo good, and the sapient soft lighting make the skin perfect but not plastic (as usual in today glamour shot )
Beautiful! And thank you for the information on the photographer. I will look for more of his work.
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:05 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:33 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:35 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Is it just me, or do stars from the past have more...I don't know...oomph than stars today?
Well, part of what you may be responding to (especially in the "classic" photos) is the method of photography.

First of all, often these photos were made with large format studio cameras (which means the negative and resulting print are exceptionally detailed).

Secondly, the lighting was usually stage and movie studio lighting (not photo studio lighting) so that the classic images have a theatrical and more dramatic look, inkier shadows, and exceptional highlighting (for example hair lights, complicated back lighting, etc.). It usually took them an hour or more to setup a mere headshot. Often they were taken on the movie set itself.

Third, the photos were extensively retouched by artists who did nothing else but make these photos and their subjects look exquisite.

Which is not to say that the subject being photographed didn't have oomph...they were charismatic and extremely photogenic people, chosen for their acting ability as well as their ability to look great on-screen and on camera.

As a point of comparison, look at these classic photos of Humphrey Bogart (considered to be the greatest male star of all time):







Then compare them to these photos of Robert Downey, Jr. Today's typical movie-star shots are usually created in a hurry. The photographer might have 10 or 15 minutes with a star. True, an all-day photo shoot is more typical of magazines like Vanity Fair, but many of the photos you see today are snap-shots by comparison with the old movie classic photographs. Personally, I don't think RDJ has any less oomph than Bogey.

But the methods (and results) in these photographs from two different eras are obviously worlds apart.









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Old 09-28-2009, 04:47 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:14 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Thanks, MM. And thanks for contributing all the great photos.

I'm out gathering up a few more for later....

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Old 09-30-2009, 12:09 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:46 AM   #68 (permalink)
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Here are a few more of Gene Tierney:









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Old 10-31-2009, 07:52 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:34 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:19 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:16 PM   #72 (permalink)
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I have almost the exact portrait on the wall across from me right now.
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Old 11-27-2009, 01:33 AM   #73 (permalink)
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