Hollywood Portraits of George Hurrell
Why old Hollywood is forever golden.
George Hurrell's portrait of 1930s film star Jean Harlow.
Image courtesy of Philbrook Museum of Art.
Continues through Sept. 8
Since February, The Hollywood Portraits of George Hurrell exhibition at Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road, has highlighted the extraordinary portraiture of photographer George Hurrell. Hurrell’s photography was able to capture the true Hollywood glamour of the 1930s and 1940s. His skill took the beauty of actresses and actors, such as Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper, and placed it in a perfectly-lighted black-and-white photo for the world to enjoy. Originally set to wrap at the end of June, the exhibit has been extended at Philbrook until Sept. 8. For those who haven’t seen the portraits or those who would love to experience the exhibition one more time, the museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and open until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is $7-$9. Visit www.philbrook.org for more.