How does glamor photography work

Lexicon of film terms

Glamor / glamor photography

from the bulkhead. glamorous = magical

The one with bright, opulent or luxurious circumscribed term glamor was in the 1920s by the popular magazines (fanzines) of the Hollywood film industry, who tried to describe the special aura and charisma of their film stars. The strongly illuminated and staged, often larger than life star portraits that are produced by the photo departments of Hollywood Studios and featured in the fanzines found widespread use, they were referred to as glamor photographs. Among the most important practitioners of glamor photography in the classical period are Virgil Apger, Ernst Bachrach, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Robert Coburn, George Hurrell, Ray Jones, Anita Louise, Frank Powolny, Ted Reed, Bert Six and Laszlo Willinger. In the 1950s, a new, more natural portrait style emerged that took the aesthetic of the snapshots internalized. Today all portraits of women with an erotic touch, whether of film stars or not, are marketed as glamor photographs.

Literature: Bhatty, Michael: History and marketing of Hollywood glamor photography. Frankfurt [...]: Lang 1997. - Parish, James Robert / Stanke, Don E .: The glamor girls. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House 1975.


Article last changed on 08/01/2011


Author: JCH


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