Ruth Harriet Louise and Hollywood glamour photography / Robert Dance and Bruce Robertson.

"When Ruth Harriet Louise joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the studio with "more stars than there are in heaven," she was twenty-two years old and the only woman working as a portrait photographer for the Hollywood studios. In a career that lasted from 1925 until 1930, Louise photographed...

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Main Authors: Dance, Robert, 1955- (Author), Robertson, Bruce, 1955- (Author)
Corporate Author: Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Format: Book
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2002]
Table of Contents:
  • Ruth Goldstein Becomes Ruth Harriet Louise 61
  • Louise's Studio Practice 75
  • The Portrait Photograph 87
  • The Publicity Department and the Fan 97
  • Selling Fashion and Glamour 107
  • What Is a Star? 121
  • Queens of the Lot: Norma Shearer, Marion Davies, Joan Crawford 137
  • Photographing Garbo 157
  • Looking at Men: Ramon Novarro, John Gilbert, William Haines, Johnny Mack Brown 185
  • Telling Stories: Lillian Gish, Lon Chaney, Buster Keaton, Marie Dressler 205
  • Leaving MGM 217
  • Appendix A. Garbo and Her Photographers, 1925-1929 225
  • Appendix B. MGM Photography Codes, 1924-1940 233.