Hollywood Unseen : Pictures from the John Kobal Foundation

Archives – May well 2015

With a foreword by monitor legend, Joan Collins, Hollywood Unseen: photos from the John Kobal Basis is posted worldwide by ACC Editions.  An accompanying exhibition showcasing illustrations or photos from the e book was offered at the Getty Photos Gallery, London from October 10th to November 2nd, 2012. The latest guide to be drawn from the archive of the John Kobal Basis, Hollywood Unseen is a showcase for, and tribute to, the amazing inventiveness and ingenuity of the internet marketing and publicity departments of the fantastic Hollywood Movie Studios – MGM, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Columbia, Universal, Warner Brothers & RKO – from the late 1920s to the early 1950s.
The breathtaking and common portraits of Hollywood’s leading males and girls and the scene stills from their typical motion pictures are even now, all about us  – in publications, documentaries, posters, postcards & modern day model promotion. The legendary pictures of Greta Garbo or Humphrey Bogart or Marilyn Monroe are even now instantly recognisable currently extra than quite a few of their actual flicks. But these illustrations or photos had been just one particular part of a continually ongoing stream of publicity supplies being disseminated on a daily foundation by the Hollywood Studios to publications around the globe.
The advertising departments made use of several other distinct image-publicity angles to encourage their stars and films. These photos – documenting the normal everyday living of the Stars – had been very little much less than a publicity department’s development of how they preferred the community to perceive, behold and worship their expertise roster. So the hobbies, husbands, wives, small children, properties, pets, parties, premieres, and so forth of the Stars ended up paraded in advance of enthusiasts who could hardly ever get enough of them. But, nonetheless they might look, there was very little instantaneous or relaxed about them. They have been as organized and as carefully built as any basic portrait or scene continue to even however most of those people shots had been employed once or twice and then in no way seen again. This reserve is a exhibit of all those hidden unseen photographic gems.

Hollywood Unseen
Pictures from the John Kobal Basis

Author: Robert Dance
ACC Editions
300 mm x 237 mm
244 pp, Illustrations: 200 b&w Hardback
ISBN: 9781851496808 

Hollywood Unseen: Photographs from the John Kobal Basis
From October 10th to November 2nd, 2012
Getty Visuals Gallery
46 Eastcastle Street
London, Larger London W1W 8DX
United Kingdom

This posting is from the archives of Le Journal de la Photographie.