Light and Illusion: The Hollywood Portraits of Ray Jones

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Light and Illusion is the story of Ray Jones, the first still photographer to win an Academy Award as head of Universal Studio’s still photography department during the Golden Age of Hollywood from the 1920s to the 1950s. Lavishly illustrated with vintage star portraits, this book celebrates his work and describes the role studio photographers played in the growth of the Hollywood mystique.

Tom Zimmerman

Tom Zimmerman is a native of Los Angeles whose photographs are in the permanent collections of the United States Library of Congress, National Trust for Historic Preservation, California State Library, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles Conservancy, Brooklyn Museum, Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive, and Fortress of Peter and Paul in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has taken historic recordation photos of the Ambassador Hotel, Olympic Swim Stadium, Tom Gilmore's Old Bank District in Los Angeles, Santa Fe Repair Yards in San Bernardino, State Armory in Santa Barbara, the last orange packing plant in Irvine, and hundreds of others. He is the author of the Angel City Press books Paradise Promoted: The Booster Campaign that Created Los Angeles 1870-1930, Downtown in Detail and Spectacular Illumination.

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Light and Illusion is the story of Ray Jones, the first still photographer to win an Academy Award as head of Universal Studio’s still photography department during the Golden Age of Hollywood from the 1920s to the 1950s. Lavishly illustrated with vintage star portraits, this book celebrates his work and describes the role studio photographers played in the growth of the Hollywood mystique.

Over 100 striking vintage portraits and informative text tell the story of Ray Jones, the head of Universal Studios’ stills department through Hollywood’s Golden Era.

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Dimensions 9 × 11 in
About

Paperback, 120 pages, 103 b/w photographs, Pub Date: June 1998

ISBN

1-890449-00-8

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