​The app includes 235 images, easily navigable with functions to view images by categories such as era, photographer and studio.
​Exclusive video tour of the 2011 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London and a video commentary on John Kobal and the Hollywood photographers narrated by Simon Crocker, Chairman of the John Kobal Foundation
​Fully illustrated essays by Robert Dance and John Russell Taylor include quick links to pop up footnotes
​A search option allows readers to find all references to their favourite Hollywood stars and all other content in the app
​Built to look beautiful on all iPads the high resolution images can be enlarged to view incredible detail, even with a Retina display.
Glamour of the Gods

Glamour of the Gods

Glamour of the Gods is a survey of Hollywood portraiture from the industry’s golden age, the 1920s to the 1960s. Garbo, Dietrich, Cooper and Bogart are among the famous faces featured in the app and in many cases these are the career defining images of their era. The photographs are drawn from the extraordinary archive of the John Kobal Foundation in London. John Kobal was the last century’s pre-eminent authority on Hollywood photography and was the first collector and later author who systematically sought to understand photography’s important role in creating and marketing the great stars central to the Hollywood mystique.

  • ​The app includes 235 images, easily navigable with functions to view images by categories such as era, photographer and studio.
  • ​Exclusive video tour of the 2011 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London and a video commentary on John Kobal and the Hollywood photographers narrated by Simon Crocker, Chairman of the John Kobal Foundation
  • ​Fully illustrated essays by Robert Dance and John Russell Taylor include quick links to pop up footnotes
  • ​A search option allows readers to find all references to their favourite Hollywood stars and all other content in the app
  • ​Built to look beautiful on all iPads the high resolution images can be enlarged to view incredible detail, even with a Retina display.
  • ​Watch our demo video to see how to navigate around the app and explore its key features.
‘​These videos and essays provide vital information on how Kobal came to preserve these crafted images of Hollywoods Golden age.’
‘​The best part of the app, the part that had me drooling all over my poor sister-in-law’s iPad screen, was the photo gallery. It has over 230 shots from Kobal’s collection. I couldn’t believe how beautiful they were!’
John Kobal Foundation