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Clarence Sinclair Bull: Orientalist Portrait of Carmel Myers (vintage Hollywood still)
Clarence Sinclair Bull
Portarit of Carmel Meyers as Iras in "Ben Hur" , silent star Beauty-- Orientalist Portrait by Clarence Sinclair Bull, Bull's credit stamp on reverse, VF condition 8x10" vintage photo, VF condition 1920s, a striking image.
Clarence Sinclair Bull is among the best-known Golden-era Hollywood photographers. He was known as Garbo's favorite photographer, and has had several monographs published on his work. Stamped vintage prints are scarce.
"In the 30's, stars behaved so steadily for the camera you could navigate by them. George Hurrell, Clarence Sinclair Bull and the other mainstays of Hollywood portrait studios knew how much glamour meant to people with shabby lives. Dwelling in the realm of the ideal, those photographers did not indulge in flattery so much as in a kind of loving embalmment, manufacturing idols out of alabaster and cream. The graven images of Dietrich and Lombard and Gable were made up, dressed up, lit up, touched up far beyond the means of people who had not perfected the smolder or the come hither." - The New York Times
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