American Film

Who is revealed and who remains masked? Take a good long look at these portraits of Johnny Weissmuller, Veronica Lake, Dolores Del Rio, Greta Garbo, Ann Sheridan, Buster Keaton and Humphrey Bogart, and decide. Then read "More than just a Pretty Face: Reflections on the art and artifice of Hollywood glamour photography" by Alfred Appel, Jr. from the September 1983 issue of American Film™. Unlike Robert Frosts’s people along the sand who look "Neither Out Far Nor In Deep," Professor Appel is the most penetrating of viewers, making his commentary on this album of classic movie star photographs a master class in image appreciation as timeless as Garbo in Edward Steichen's portrait. Enjoy!