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Joan Crawford

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
Joan Crawford, 23 Mar 1904 - 13 May 1977
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet/Mount: 91.5cm x 121.7cm (36" x 47 15/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1934
Topic:
Interior
Artwork\Sculpture\Statue
Joan Crawford: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist
Joan Crawford: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Joan Crawford: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer
Joan Crawford: Business and Industry\Businessman\Director
Joan Crawford: Oscar
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of David R. Davis, II
Object number:
NPG.88.122.6
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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Charles Boyer

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
Charles Boyer, 28 Aug 1897 - 26 Aug 1978
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet/Mount: 121.7cm x 91.4cm (47 15/16" x 36")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1938
Topic:
Interior
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Ring
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief
Charles Boyer: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Charles Boyer: Oscar
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of David R. Davis, II
Object number:
NPG.88.122.2
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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Gene Tierney

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
Gene Tierney, 1920 - 1991
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet/Mount: 121.6cm x 91.5cm (47 7/8" x 36")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1944
Topic:
Interior
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Necklace\Pearl
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Sofa
Artwork\Sculpture\Statue
Gene Tierney: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of David R. Davis, II
Object number:
S/NPG.88.122.9
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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Jascha Heifetz

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
Jascha Heifetz, 2 Feb 1901 - 12 Dec 1987
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/sheet/mount: 91.4 x 121.9 cm (36 x 48")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1942
Topic:
Interior
Music\Musical instrument\Violin
Jascha Heifetz: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Violinist
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of David R. Davis II
Object number:
NPG.88.122.4
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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Ann Sheridan

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
Ann Sheridan, 1915 - 1967
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet/Mount: 121.5cm x 91.4cm (47 13/16" x 36")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1939
Topic:
Interior
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Bracelet
Ann Sheridan: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of David R. Davis, II
Object number:
S/NPG.88.122.8
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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Gilbert Roland

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
Gilbert Roland, 1905 - May 1994
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet/Mount: 121.5cm x 91.4cm (47 13/16" x 36")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1939
Topic:
Interior
Gilbert Roland: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of David R. Davis, II
Object number:
S/NPG.88.122.5
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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Veronica Lake

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
Veronica Lake, 1919 - 1973
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet/Mount: 91.1cm x 121.6cm (35 7/8" x 47 7/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1941
Topic:
Interior
Veronica Lake: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of David R. Davis, II
Object number:
S/NPG.88.122.7
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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John Barrymore

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
John Barrymore, 15 Feb 1882 - 29 May 1942
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet/Mount: 91.6cm x 121.7cm (36 1/16" x 47 15/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1933
Topic:
Interior
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Glove
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat\Fedora
John Barrymore: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor
John Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor
John Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater
John Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of David R. Davis, II
Object number:
NPG.88.122.1
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
Luther "Bill Bojangles" Robinson, 26 May 1878 - 25 Nov 1949
Medium:
Gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 22.8 x 15.9 cm (9 x 6 1/4")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14")
Frame: 46.5 x 36.4 x 3.2 cm (18 5/16 x 14 5/16 x 1 1/4")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1935
Exhibition Label:
Born Richmond, Virginia
In the 1920s Bill “Bojangles” Robinson was a vaudeville headliner billed as “The World’s Greatest Tap Dancer.” But today he is remembered most for teaching Shirley Temple how to tap in The Little Colonel, The Littlest Rebel, Just Around the Corner, and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. The “stair dance” from The Little Colonel was perhaps their most famous dance together, with Robinson dancing the steps for Temple first so she could imitate him.
His style of tap was “up on its toes”—dancing crossover steps on the balls of his feet—rather than the earlier flat-footed shuffling style. He said that his style influenced such important dancers in his day as the Nicholas Brothers, Fred Astaire, and Eleanor Powell.
One biographer said, “Robinson became a modern John Henry, who instead of driving steel, laid down iron taps.”
Topic:
Interior
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Ring
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat\Fedora
Architecture\Stairs\Staircase
Luther "Bill Bojangles" Robinson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Luther "Bill Bojangles" Robinson: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer
Luther "Bill Bojangles" Robinson: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer\Tap
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.89.193
Rights:
©George Hurrell, Jr.
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Joan Crawford

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
Joan Crawford, 23 Mar 1904 - 13 May 1977
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 25.4 x 19.7cm (10 x 7 3/4")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6cm (22 x 16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1933
Exhibition Label:
Born San Antonio, Texas
In 1928, after beginning her career as a chorus girl, Joan Crawford rocketed to fame in Our Dancing Daughters, performing the Charleston on a tabletop. Born Lucille LeSueur, she became one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, initially as a "glamour girl" but later in more serious roles. An MGM colleague once said, "Joan Crawford became a star because Joan Crawford decided to become a star." Her movies include Grand Hotel, Letty Lynton, Dancing Lady, and The Women; her high point came in 1945, when she received a Best Actress Academy Award for her hard-boiled performance as Mildred Pierce. In 1962, she won new audiences playing the invalid victim of a vengeful sister (Bette Davis) in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? The American Film Institute has voted Joan Crawford one of the top ten female stars in American movie history.
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Ring
Interior\Studio\Photography
Joan Crawford: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist
Joan Crawford: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Joan Crawford: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer
Joan Crawford: Business and Industry\Businessman\Director
Joan Crawford: Oscar
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2002.109
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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Anna May Wong

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
Anna May Wong, 3 Jan 1905 - 3 Feb 1961
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet/Mount: 121.7cm x 91.2cm (47 15/16" x 35 7/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1938
Topic:
Interior
Anna May Wong: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of David R. Davis, II
Object number:
NPG.88.122.10
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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James Cagney

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
James Francis Cagney, Jr., 17 Jul 1899 - 30 Mar 1986
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet/Mount: 91.2cm x 121.6cm (35 7/8" x 47 7/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1938
Topic:
Interior
James Francis Cagney, Jr.: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter
James Francis Cagney, Jr.: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
James Francis Cagney, Jr.: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville
James Francis Cagney, Jr.: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer
James Francis Cagney, Jr.: Oscar
James Francis Cagney, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of David R. Davis, II
Object number:
NPG.88.122.3
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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Cecil B. De Mille

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
Cecil Blount DeMille, 12 Aug 1881 - 21 Jan 1959
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 30.6cm x 23.5cm (12 1/16" x 9 1/4")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1928
Topic:
Interior
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Ring
Printed Material\Document
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Chain
Cecil Blount DeMille: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures
Cecil Blount DeMille: Performing Arts\Producer\Motion Pictures
Cecil Blount DeMille: Oscar
Cecil Blount DeMille: Legion of Honor
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Keith de Lellis
Object number:
S/NPG.95.118
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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James Wong Howe

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Artist:
George Hurrell, 1904 - 17 May 1992
Sitter:
James Wong Howe, 28 Aug 1899 - 12 Jul 1976
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet/Mount: 32.9 x 25.4cm (12 15/16 x 10")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1942
Exhibition Label:
Born Taishan, Guangdong, China
James Wong Howe was one of Hollywood’s preeminent cinematographers; his filmography spans from 1923 to 1975. He began at the Lasky studios during the silent era, working as an assistant on Cecil B. DeMille’s early features. By the time "talkies" arrived, Howe was in demand, having established his reputation for, as he once said, making "old stars young, plump stars thin, ordinary faces beautiful." Howe was known for his technical innovations, such as using black-velvet camera hoods "to make blue eyes show up better on the orthochromatic film stock in use until the early 1920s." Among his noted films were The Thin Man (1934), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), and The Old Man and the Sea (1958). Nominated for ten Academy Awards, Howe won two Oscars, for The Rose Tattoo (1956) and Hud (1963).
Topic:
Interior
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Spot Light
James Wong Howe: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures
James Wong Howe: Performing Arts\Cinematographer
James Wong Howe: Oscar
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.89.191
Rights:
© George Hurrell, Jr.
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George Hurrell, 1904-1992 [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Norman Chamberlain

Photographer:
Hurrell, George, 1904-1992
Subject:
Chamberlain, Norman Stiles
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1938
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 24 x 19 cm., on sheet 29 x 23 cm.
Summary:
Painter Norman Chamberlain seated in front of a mural, facing right with brushes in hand.
Signed in pencil, lower right: Hurrell '38.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Murals
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5415
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Miscellaneous photographs collection
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

George Hurrell: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Hurrell, George 1904-1992
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Notes:
Folder(s) include photographs of the artist's works acquired from various sources, including art galleries, dealers, curators, and others.
Topic:
Art, American
Image number:
VFM VF001495
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

The book of stars : photographien, 1928-1990 / by George Hurrell

Author:
Hurrell, George 1904-1992
Subject:
Hurrell, George 1904-1992
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 36 cm
Type:
Portraits
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Glamour photography
Portrait photography
Motion picture actors and actresses
Call number:
TR647.H963 H96 1991
TR647.H963H96 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

The Hurrell style : 50 years of photographing Hollywood / photos. by George Hurrell ; text by Whitney Stine

Author:
Hurrell, George 1904-1992
Stine, Whitney 1930-
Subject:
Hurrell, George 1904-1992
Physical description:
218 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
C1976
Notes:
Includes index.
Topic:
Glamour photography
Call number:
TR647.H963 S8 1976
TR647.H963S8 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

The portfolios of George Hurrell / introduction by George Christy ; essay by Gene Thornton

Author:
Hurrell, George 1904-1992
Thornton, Gene
Subject:
Hurrell, George 1904-1992
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ports. ; 37 cm
Type:
Portraits
Date:
1991
Notes:
"The first edition of the Portfolios of George Hurrell is limited to 5000 casebound copies."
Topic:
Glamour photography
Motion picture actors and actresses
Portrait photography
Call number:
TR647.H963 T5 1991
TR647.H963T5 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

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