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Hollywood Cool - The John R. Hamilton Lost Photography Archive Exposed

The John R. Hamilton Lost Archive of rarely or never-seen photographs is one of the greatest collections of Hollywood photography - 100,000 photos of the most iconic celebrities from the 1940s to 1990s.

$15 (1 hr)

Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk

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His photographs were intimate and sexy... no one captured our heroes in American cinema like he did. He gave us an insider’s view of incredibly private people caught in a special world somewhere between a movie set and home. — Bruce Weber

The John R. Hamilton Lost Archive of rarely or never-seen photographs is one of the greatest collections of Hollywood photography. For over 40 years Hamilton chronicled some 77 movies, photographed 300 magazine covers, and shot hundreds of commercials – over 100,000 era-defining images of the most iconic celebrities from the 1940s to the 1990s. The long list of leading men and women, musical legends, distinguished film directors, and household names Hamilton photographed reads like a “Who’s Who” of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Previously tucked away in obscurity, the photos showcase film’s most legendary faces in an entirely new light. There’s a strapping, young Clint Eastwood washing his car, Brigitte Bardot cooling her heels, and steely-eyed Steve McQueen looking right down the lens. Other iconic celebrities included John Wayne, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Ann-Margret, Elvis, Kirk Douglas, Dean Martin, Natalie Wood and many more.  

By now, their images are etched into the celluloid psyche of millions of people across multiple generations. But Hamilton managed to capture a different, more intimate side to these stars, all with a certain sense of raw sex appeal.

Join presenters Ethan Wayne (President of John Wayne Enterprises and John Wayne Cancer Foundation), Laurie Kratochvil (Visual Consultant and former photo editor of Rolling Stone and InStyle magazines), and Amy Shepherd (Executive Director of the John R. Hamilton Archives) to see and hear stories about the uncovered images from behind the scenes and at home with Hollywood legends.  johnhamiltoncollection.com

$15

Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location 
Annenberg Theater,  Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: 
John R Hamilton Archives

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