Old Hollywood Glamour Portraits

Old Hollywood Glamour Portraits

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This entry is part 20 of 23 in the series Carondelet Historical Society Project

I met Anita thru a guy I met on Twitter. It was pretty random, and I had no idea what she looked like until she showed up. I’d emailed her asking to come prepared to do her makeup in the styles of the 1920s and 1930s. So far, she’s the only model I’ve shot who’se done her own research and self-styled her makeup with such care to little details. Her efforts and obviously having researched the poses and expressions of the era, pushed me to do my best.

Anita has never posed for a camera before, but you couldn’t tell from the pictures, and I wouldn’t have been able to tell from working with her!

I was pretty excited with how this set of Old Hollywood Glamour headshots turned out. I wish the slip had been longer, we would have gotten full body…

When I showed these and her other pictures to my boyfriend’s dad who works at a local historical society, he showed them to other board members, and everyone was very pleased with the images I got of the loaned accessories and clothing.

PS: More slides coming soon, but for now my scanner is on loan, and the slides I did scan are on a network drive which is having connection problems 🙁

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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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