Classic Portraits inspired by The Golden Age of Hollywood

I have just recently discovered the wonderful work of American photographer, Len Prince in the oversized book called ‘About Glamour’.

Prince’s work evokes the heyday of the Golden Age of Cinema-1919-1960. Actors were stars, portrayed as glamorous, perfect and untouchable. His lighting, settings and makeup reinforce his story of romance and beauty of emerging and established stars.

Isabelle Huppert

His work is seductive and moody, much like the movies they used to make. I’m a total sucker for this era of Hollywood, where men were men (regardless of sexual orientation), and women were timeless starlets.

In Australia, when I was growing up, Bill Collins hosted The Golden Years of Hollywood on television. It was a kind of a ritual to watch it with my mum. Back to back classics like Lost Horizon, Ben Hur, Now Voyager and Dark Victory.

Come with me on a journey back in time, to the Golden Years of Hollywood.

This post is dedicated to Bill Collins, who past away a few weeks ago.

Until next time, best wishes.

P.S: Do you have a favourite film star? Carole Lombard, Greta Garbo and Eve Marie Saint are mine!