Jane Russell “The Outlaw” George Hurrell Sexy Sneer Original TYPE 1 Photo PSA/DNA LOA

Jane Russell was an American film actress and one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s.

Russell moved from the Midwestern United States to California, where she had her first film role in Howard Hughes' The Outlaw (1943). In 1947, Russell delved into music before returning to films. After starring in several films in the 1950s, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Russell again returned to music while completing several other films in the 1960s. She starred in more than 20 films throughout her career.

George Hurrell was a photographer who contributed to the image of glamour presented by Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. Throughout this period, Hurrell photographed every star contracted to MGM, and his striking black-and-white images were used extensively in the marketing of these stars. Among the performers regularly photographed by him during these years were silent screen star Dorothy Jordan, as well as Myrna Loy, Robert Montgomery, Jean Harlow, Ramon Novarro, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell, Marion Davies, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupe Vélez, Anna May Wong, Carole Lombard and Norma Shearer, who was said to have refused to allow herself to be photographed by anyone else. He also photographed Greta Garbo at a session to produce promotional material for the movie Romance. The session didn't go well and she never used him again.

In the early 1940s Hurrell moved to Warner Brothers Studios photographing, among others Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino, Alexis Smith, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney. Later in the decade he moved to Columbia Pictures where his photographs were used to help the studio build the career of Rita Hayworth.

Offered is an original 8x10 TYPE 1 photo shot by Hurrell of Jane Russell for her very first movie that made her an international sex symbol.

Original Hurrell studio portraits have sold for thousands of dollars in auction!

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Item: 12136

Price: $295.00
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Jane Russell “The Outlaw” George Hurrell Sexy Sneer Original TYPE 1 Photo PSA/DNA LOA