What's On: Glamour of the Gods

Date
14 July 2011
Reading Time
1 minute read

Glamour of the Gods at the National Portrait Gallery is evidence of an era when a single, silver tinted image would define a whole movie or genre, and this one photo would then go on to shape the career of its sitter – it’s a long way from the noise and flash of a 3D trailer and the cut-and-paste action posters we now endure. Glamour is the definition of vintage, and what’s best is that the works are the real deal. A wonderful series of iconic images spanning the 20s to the 50s, the Hollywood lives, the pencilled eyebrows, the unashamed appeal of a brooding young Marlon with hat tipped just-so – worth it alone for the history and anecdotes that go with it all.

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Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.

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