Monday, 8 March 2010

Carl Van Vechten

Whilst looking up Orson Wells Jake and I stumbled across photographer Carl Van Vechten. He takes beautiful, simple portraits of outstanding figures.
This is Lois Moran (1909-1990), named "the most beautiful girl in Hollywood" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I was drawn to her portrait and also the signature variety of background patterns Vechten uses, this time stars, then upon researching her found the connection to Fitzgerald, with whom she had a brief affair, really interesting. Rosemary Hoyt in Tender is the Night is based on Moran, I can see why.

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