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.
‘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!’