Hollywood candid: a photographer remembers
In the mid-1940s, Hollywood was still the old Hollywood -- capital of the movie business and home of the great studios. The moguls who had founded these companies -- men like Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, and Samuel Goldwyn -- ruled them like absolute monarchs, controlling a star system that created screen legends. That was the world that Murray Garrett entered when he came to Hollywood as a photojournalist in 1946 -- a world of beautiful people, great wealth, and almost unimaginable glamour. And that was where he worked for more than twenty-five years.Hollywood Candid showcases 150 of Murray Garrett's best photographs of Hollywood and its stars. Some of these shots appeared in LIFE, Time, Look, and other national magazines shortly after they were taken; many have never been published before. These remarkable pictures bring an extraordinary number of show business figures to life. There are glamourous leading ladies (Marlene Dietrich, Lauren Bacall), dashing leading men (Cary Grant, Gary Cooper), sex goddesses (Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner), comedians (Jack Benny, Bob Hope), sublime singers (Nat "king" Cole, Bing Crosby, Lena Horne), and magnetic superstars (Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra), captured on the set, at home, or at fashionable night spots by Garrett's lens.Accompanying the illustrations are Murray Garrett's own comments and reminiscences, giving readers a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of Hollywood in its heyday.
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