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    Norma Shearer by George Hurrell (MGM, 1930s). Portrait Photos (4) (8" X 10").
    Vintage silver gelatin, double weight, satin photos. Known for her tame "lady" roles in the 1920s, Norma Shearer was hoping to break into more sophisticated, sexy roles by 1930. She enlisted the help of a little-known photographer to create a new image that her husband, MGM studio executive Irving Thalberg, and audiences would find believably seductive. She and the studio were delighted with George Hurrell's photographs -- she was assigned the lead role in The Divorcee, and he was hired to run the portrait studios of MGM, where he created some of the most glamorous images of the era. These lovely portraits of Shearer are examples of Hurrell's best work. One photo has very faint spotting and one has light creasing. Verso: studio/photographer stamp. Very Fine+.


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