Category: glamour


Dolores Del Rio photographed by Laszlo Willinger, 1940.

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Douglas Kirkland, 1961.

Her tracheotomy scar from an emergency procedure due to pneumonia that left her unable to breathe during the filming of Cleopatra in Rome is clearly visible. 

Douglas Kirkland: “This is the image which started my career photographing celebrities. I was a young photographer at Look magazine and I was sent to Las Vegas to sit on an interview Elizabeth was giving to a journalist. She has said yes to the interview but no picture. She has not been seen for a while and had has a tracheotomy as result of being ill during the first attempt to shoot Cleopatra. After the interview I went up to her and held her hand and said:,‘it is wonderful to meet you. My name is Douglas Kirkland, I am new with this magazine, can you imagine what it would mean to me if you let me photograph you’ I did not let go of her hand, she wore jungle gardenia perfume which I could smell later on, she thought for a while and said “Come back tomorrow at 8pm.’” 

Coloratura soprano Reri Grist photographed by Carl Van Vechten on December 15, 1959.

Jazz singer Sallie Blair (1934-1992) photographed by Eliot Elisofon for LIFE magazine, 1957.

Dolores Gray and Cyd Charisse photographed by Loomis Dean for

“It’s Always Fair Weather” (1955)

Loris Kraemerh, Ulterior Motives, Elle Brazil, January 2012 – Ph. Bob Wolfenson


Marilyn Monroe arriving by helicopter to a party held in her honor in August 1952. It was hosted by orchestra leader Ray Anthony who debuted a song he wrote for her titled “Marilyn.”  

Dorothy Dandridge photographed by Edward Clark for LIFE magazine, 1951.

Jean Harlow

photographed by Harvey White

for Dinner at Eight (1933)

Dorothy Dandridge photographed by Edward Clark for LIFE magazine, 1951.