City of Knoxville Tennessee Arts Commission


May 8, 2009 – September 6, 2009 ---- Videos Online

Drawn from the rich archive at the John Kobal Foundation in London, this exhibition focuses on the stars, the sets, and the scenes created by the film industry and memorialized by the most important photographers who worked in Hollywood from 1920 to 1960.

Featuring more than 90 vintage prints, Made in Hollywood offers a glimpse into the world of fantasy, glamour, and perfection that the image makers produced. Kobal (1940-1991) was a leading Hollywood historian who collected prints by some of most important photographers working in Hollywood during its golden era: Ernest Bachrach, Margaret Bourke-White, Nikolas Muray, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Eugene Richee, George Hurrell, and many others.

Their subjects are drawn from the pantheon of the greatest stars produced during the golden age of Hollywood: Garbo, Dietrich, Swanson, Cooper, Harlow, Gable, Hepburn, Bogart, and many others.

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; illustrated catalogue available.

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Banner:
Clarence Sinclair Bull (American, 1895-1979)
Hedy Lamarr (detail), MGM, c. 1940
Gelatin silver print
John Kobal Foundation

Top:
Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971)
Farley Granger for “The North Star,” Samuel Goldwin Company, 1943
Gelatin silver print
John Kobal Foundation

Bottom:
Clarence Sinclair Bull (American, 1895-1979)
Elizabeth Taylor , GM, 1948
Color print
John Kobal Foundation