By Robert Dance
Louise shot approximately 100000 negatives that distilled the glamour, drama, and pleasure of MGM's characteristic productions. Louise's unique pictures have been circulated to hundreds of thousands of moviegoers, journal and newspaper readers, and fanatics. the flicks and exposure laptop that those images supported formed the elemental notions of stardom, glamour, and style within the Twenties and nonetheless impact our rules today.
Robert Dance and Bruce Robertson re-create the total process--from the instant a performer sat in entrance of Louise's digital camera to the purpose at which a fan pasted a star's photograph right into a scrapbook. they supply perception into Louise's paintings conduct within the studio and describe the non-public dynamics among Louise and the actors she photographed. They comprise a condensed account of the equipment of different photographers, a pointy research of fan tradition within the interval, and impressive readings of Louise's photos. With its mixture of recognized and infrequent photographs, all magnificently reproduced, this e-book is a becoming tribute to at least one of the main proficient and underappreciated glamour photographers of Hollywood's golden period.
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