Stars and Divas – 50 examples of Glamour Photography

by SF

 Exceptional people must be stage-managed in exceptional ways. 50 selected examples from our owndiva1930.jpg collection provide a glimpse into the genre of glamour photography, which developed in the wake of the triumph of the film and the burgeoning star cult of the 1920s. The sweep of the exhibition encompasses figures such as Asta Nielsen, one of the first European film stars, to a series of portraits of Romy Schneider. The pictures include Arnold Genthe’s portrait of the dancer Isadora Duncan, Irving Penn’s celebrated photos of Marlene Dietrich and portraits of various actors by Lieselotte Strelow and F.C. Gundlach. From the Atelier d’ Ora-Benda, one of the focal points of the collection, comes a considerable selection of star portraits: Here you can see a radiant Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich in her youth, Josefine Baker and the Dolly Sisters posing for the camera.

Photo: Atelier Manassé (Vienna 1924 – 1936)
Lil Dagover (Madiun/Java 1887 – 1980 Munich-Geiselgasteig) Actress / Gelatine Silver Print / around 1930