In the Galleries: Hollywood Cool

In the Galleries: Hollywood Cool

Intimate and playful, but technically proficient, John R. Hamilton's photographs of some of the greats of the silver screen both elevate them as legends and yet make them accessible at the same time.

At this exhibit at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel on the Sunset Strip in West Hollwood, we get a chance to gaze again at images of era-defining beauty and talent. John R. Hamilton started out as a magazine photojournalist, but he achieved fame as a special photographer on films. The first movie Hamilton worked on was the classic The Searchers in 1956, and throughout his career he worked on some 77 films. Hamilton’s work covered all genres — he shot Elvis in Vegas, the Beatles in America, and Elizabeth Taylor dressed as a batgirl at a charity baseball game. The list of leading men and women Hamilton photographed reads like a “Who’s Who” of America’s most iconic stars. 

Archival digital prints are available for purchase at the exhibit with a percentage of the sales benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The exhibit runs through February 22.

Morrison Hotel Gallery
Sunset Marquis
1200 Alta Loma Road West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Clint Eastwood, washing his car, North Hollywood, Calif., 1958
© John R. Hamilton, 1958

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