Thursday, 13 October 2011

A classic work of art

Joan Crawford by George Hurrell, 1934

Joan Crawford was possibly one of the most photogenic of all the stars of Hollywood's "Golden Age". Certainly the master of the glamour photo George Hurrell appeared to think so, and it was mainly his work that preserved Miss Crawford's beauty as an everlasting work of art.

Clark Gable and Joan Crawford for Dancing Lady, 1933 by George Hurrell

Some say that Clark Gable was the love of Joan Crawford's life. Some even say that the two were close to being married. Some speculate the affair never happened at all. Whatever the case there was no denying the onscreen chemistry between Crawford and Gable. Their affair lasted off and on for over 20 years and they remained close right up until Gable's death in 1960.

Legendary Joan Crawford

Glamour of the Gods exhibition at The National Gallery

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