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  • HOLLYWOOD ICONS. FOTOGRAFIE DALLA FONDAZIONE JOHN KOBAL
    HOLLYWOOD ICONS. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE JOHN KOBAL FOUNDATION
    Roma - Exhibitions, from 24/06/17 to 17/09/17
  • Palazzo delle Esposizioni
    HOLLYWOOD ICONS. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE JOHN KOBAL FOUNDATION
    Palazzo delle Esposizioni, from 24/06/17 to 17/09/17

HOLLYWOOD ICONS. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE JOHN KOBAL FOUNDATION

Roma
Exhibitions

 

On cover
Audrey Hepburn by Bud Fraker for Sabrina Fair, 1954. Paramount Pictures © John Kobal Foundation (detail)

 

The exhibition presents 161 portraits from the biggest names in motion picture history beginning with silent legends Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford, continuing with brilliant performers of the early talkie era such as Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable and Cary Grant, and concluding with the post war giants like Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. Organized in decades, from the 1920’s through the 1960’s, which feature the major stars of each period, Hollywood Icons also includes galleries dedicated to the Hollywood Studio photographers, the star making process and introduces the life and career of collector and film historian, John Kobal, who brought this work out of dusty archives into the public arena and critical acclaim.

Motion picture history is usually written from the point of view of actors or directors with little attention given to the enormous enterprise that makes motion pictures possible. Hollywood Icons presents the largely unheralded portrait and still photographers who worked quietly behind the scenes but whose glamorous photographs were critical to the creation of stars and promotion of the movies. Millions upon millions of images distributed by Hollywood studios throughout the golden age were all the work of camera artists working quickly, efficiently and most of the times brilliantly to promote Hollywood style worldwide.

 

George Hurrell’s portraits of Joan Crawford helped shape her thrilling screen presence. The indelible image of Garbo was created in Ruth Harriet Louise’s portrait studio. The work of more than 50 distinct photographers will be presented in this exhibition including Clarence Sinclair Bull, Eugene Robert Richee, Robert Coburn, William Walling Jr, John Engstead, Elmer Fryer, Laszlo Willinger, A.L. “Whitey” Schafer and Ted Allan.

No one understood the importance of this critical body of Hollywood material better than John Kobal. Starting out as a film enthusiast, he became a journalist, later a writer and finally, before his early death in 1991 at 51 years old, was acknowledged as among the pre-eminent film historians. Ultimately his reputation rests on his pioneering work resurrecting the careers of some of these masters of classic Hollywood era photography.

 

Beginning in the late 1960’s Kobal sought to reunite these forgotten artists with their original negatives and encouraged them to produce new prints for exhibitions he mounted worldwide at venues such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. A selection of these prints, along with original vintage prints dating back to the studio days form the core of this exhibition.

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EXHIBITIONS

from October 7, 2017 to January 21, 2018

from October 7, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Info and booking

Individuals and groups
 +36 06 39967500

Schools
+39 848 082 408

From monday to friday 9.00 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00pm - 6.00 pm
on Saturday 9.00 am - 2.00 pm

HOLLYWOOD ICONS. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE JOHN KOBAL FOUNDATION


Roma

Coopculture

Hours

Hours Details

10.00 - 20.00

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

10.00 - 22.30

Friday, Saturday

12.00 - 20.00

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 18 July to 27 August

12.00 - 23.00

Saturday from 18 July to 27 August

 

Last admission one hour before the closing time



Monday: closed

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HOLLYWOOD ICONS. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE JOHN KOBAL FOUNDATION


Roma

Coopculture

Prices

How to Buy

Ticket on-line
  • Ticket On LIne
Admission ticket
  • - Full € 8
  • - Reduced € 6
Other Reduced Event ticket
  • € 6.00

    • young people under 26
    • senior citizens over 65
    • teachers in activity on presentation of the institute of origin, excluding university professors
    • groups who book in advance (minimum 10 - maximum 25 people) from Tuesday to Friday
    • groups with special concessions
    • forces of law and order and the military on producing an ID



    € 4.00

    • ages from 7 to 18 years 


    € 7.00

    • journalists


    FREE

    • children under 6
    • 1 person accompanying each booked group
    • 1 person accompanying every 10 students
    • otherwise skillfule and free admission for the person accompanying
    • invalid and free admission for the person accompanying
    • Regione Lazio tourist guide
    • interpreters accompanying the guides- ICOM and ICROM card holders

     


     

     

Groups
  • DIDACTIC TOUR

    1 exhibition € 100.00 (min 10 max 25 people)
    Reservation required, call center +39 06 399 67 2450

Schools
  • DIDACTIC TOUR

    1 exhibition € 80,00 (min 10 max 25 people)
    Reservation required, call center +39 0639967200

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