Stunning Vintage Oversized Lauren Bacall John Engstead Sultry Glamour Photograph

Stunning Vintage Oversized Lauren Bacall John Engstead Sultry Glamour Photograph

Stunning Vintage Oversized Lauren Bacall John Engstead Sultry Glamour Photograph

Stunning Vintage Oversized Lauren Bacall John Engstead Sultry Glamour Photograph

We are honored to be your one-stop, 5-star source for vintage pin-up, pulp magazines, original illustration art, decorative collectibles and ephemera with a wide and always changed assortment of antique and vintage items from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern eras. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage, and as described. All sell no reserve! ITEM: This is a vintage and original, large format, fine art portrait photograph of sultry Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall. Everything about this exquisite portrait exudes the best that Golden Age of Hollywood photography has to offer. Measures 11″ x 14″ with margins on a glossy double weight paper stock. Photographer’s ink stamp to verso. CONDITION: Photograph is in fine+ condition with very light corner wear. Please use the included images as a conditional guide. Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She is the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a salesman and her mother as a secretary. They divorced when she was five. When she was a school girl, Lauren originally wanted to be a dancer, but later, she became enthralled with acting, so she switched gears to head into that field. She had studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York after high school, which enabled her to get her feet wet in some off-Broadway productions. Once out of school, Lauren entered modeling and, because of her beauty, appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, one of the most popular magazines in the US. The wife of famed director Howard Hawks spotted the picture in the publication and arranged with her husband to have Lauren take a screen test. As a result, which was entirely positive, she was given the part of Marie Browning in To Have and Have Not (1944), a thriller opposite the great Humphrey Bogart, when she was just 19 years old. This not only set the tone for a fabulous career but also one of Hollywood’s greatest love stories (she married Bogart in 1945). It was also the first of several Bogie-Bacall films. After 1945′s Confidential Agent (1945), Lauren received second billing in The Big Sleep (1946) with Bogart. The mystery, in the role of Vivian Sternwood Rutledge, was a resounding success. Although she was making one film a year, each production would be eagerly awaited by the public. In 1947, again with her husband, Lauren starred in the thriller Dark Passage (1947). The film kept movie patrons on the edge of their seats. The following year, she starred with Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, and Lionel Barrymore in Key Largo (1948). The crime drama was even more of a nail biter than her previous film. In 1950, Lauren starred in Bright Leaf (1950), a drama set in 1894. It was a film of note because she appeared without her husband – her co-star was Gary Cooper. In 1953, Lauren appeared in her first comedy as Schatze Page in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953). The film, with co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, was a smash hit all across the theaters of America. After filming Designing Woman (1957), which was released in 1957, Humphrey Bogart died on January 14 from throat cancer. The production turned out to be a big disappointment. Undaunted, Lauren moved back to New York City and appeared in several Broadway plays to huge critical acclaim. She was enjoying acting before live audiences and the audiences in turn enjoyed her fine performances. The latter film was a comedy starring Henry Fonda and Tony Curtis. In 1966, Lauren starred in Harper (1966) with Paul Newman and Julie Harris, which was one of former’s signature films. It also garnered Ingrid Bergman her third Oscar. Actually, the huge star-studded cast helped to ensure its success. Two years later, in 1976, Lauren co-starred with John Wayne in The Shootist (1976). The film was Wayne’s last – he died from cancer in 1979. In 1981, Lauren played an actress being stalked by a crazed admirer in The Fan (1981). The thriller was absolutely fascinating with Lauren in the lead role. After that production, Lauren was away from films again, this time for seven years. In the interim, she again appeared on the stages of Broadway. After Misery (1990), in 1990, and several made for television films, Lauren appeared in 1996′s My Fellow Americans (1996). It was a wonderful comedy romp with Jack Lemmon and James Garner as two ex-presidents and their escapades. Despite her advanced age and deteriorating health, she made a small-scale comeback in the English-language dub of Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) (“Howl’s Moving Castle, ” based on the young-adult novel by Diana Wynne Jones) as the Witch of the Waste, but future endeavors for the beloved actress became increasingly rare. Lauren Bacall died on 12 August 2014, five weeks short of her 90th birthday. IMDb Mini Biography By: Denny Jackson John Engstead was born on September 22, 1909 (some say 1912) in Los Angeles, California. Engstead began his career in 1926, when he was hired as an office boy by Paramount Pictures’ head of studio publicity, Harold Harley. In 1927, Engstead pleased his boss by arranging a photo session for actress Clara Bow with photographer Otto Dyer using an outdoor garden setting which was unusual at that time. The resulting photographs hailed Harley as Clara Bow’s best sitting. In 1928, in response to fan magazine requests, Engstead appointed Paramount magazine contact that he wear a suit and tie every day. Engstead’s creative direction of photographs of actress Louise Brooks led to a promotion to art supervisor, where he oversaw the production of Paramount’s publicity stills. In 1932, due to a strike by photographers, Engstead assumed the position of studio portrait photographer, despite having never previously photographed anyone. Actor Cary Grant posed for his practice shots. In 1941, Paramount Pictures fired Engstead, and Harper’s Bazaar hired him for freelance advertising and portrait photography assignments. From 1941 to 1949, he took fashion photography assignments from numerous other magazines, including Collier’s, Esquire, House Beautiful, Ladies Home Journal, Life, Look, Mademoiselle, McCall’s, Vogue, and Women’s Home Companion. In the 1940s, Engstead photographed many celebrities, including Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Maureen O’Hara and Shirley Temple. Unlike other photographers, he often shot his subjects at home or outdoors, and his portraits of a young Judy Garland in Carmel, California were particularly successful. During this decade, he built a studio in Los Angeles that became a gathering place for celebrities. He remembered the stars well. Marlene Dietrich, to whom he later became her official photographer for her celebrated one-woman show, recalled that for her last film with von Sternberg, Paramount’s “The Devil is a Woman” (1935), the designer Travis Baton and Dietrich produced an enormous Spanish comb which supported a large mantilla. The comb was anchored to Dietrich’s head with wire cutters, and Marlene fell forward, arms and head resting on her dressing table, exhausted from pain. When she came up, tears were running down her face. Another was Gary Cooper. Engstead supervised Cooper’s sessions when they were both at Paramount and he photographed him a great deal in later years, he had this revealing insight on Cooper: Cooper knew more about how to be photographed than any other man I know. The way he handled his face and his six-toot-three-inch frame led me to surmise that he must have done considerable homework…. He moved with the grace of a panther. I don’t think he either liked or disliked photographic sessions, but he endured them because he realized that they were part of his business… One thing that made it easy for Cooper to make stills was his appreciation that cameras photograph the mind…. Cooper carried this professionalism to the care of his body, which he kept in top physical condition until his last illness. Carole Lombard, who bought most of her clothes with the still camera in mind, was a photographer’s delight. She approached each sitting with almost as much care as a screen role. She would meet with the photographer perhaps a week before each session to discuss the type of photographs that would be taken, te backgrounds, the wardrobe she should get for it. In her eight years at Paramount the studio released more than seventeen hundred portraits of her–and this does not include all the other types of stills and portraits taken when she was on loan-out to other studios. Engstead, who adored Lombard and loved working with her, praised her contribution to the success of her portraits: Carole always gave her complete cooperation. She loved good photographs–knew about lighting and how to pose–and had no inhibitions about being photographed, so it was possible to shoot her any way you wanted and she gave all the time it needed. He also photographed an up and coming star named Sharon Tate. His photographs of her are timeless and he says: She was a sweet girl. I hated how she died. From 1942 to 1954, he photographed celebrity clients outdoors and at home, an innovation in fashion photography. Then he photographed the annual spring and fall collections for Adrian. From 1959 to 1970, he continued commercial work and society portraiture. Engstead continued to photograph movie stars and other celebrities through the 1950s (Marilyn Monroe) and 1960s. He produced promotional material for many television personalities, including Pat Boone, Carmel Quinn, Donna Reed, Ozzie and Harriet, Eve Arden, and Lucille Ball. He also shot cover photos for albums recorded by singers such as Peggy Lee and Connie Francis.. His work extended into governmental figures in the 1950s, including then-Second Lady Pat Nixon. Engstead closed his studio in 1970 but continued to accept special portrait and television assignments until his death on April 15, 1984 at age 72 in West Hollywood, California. Biography From: VintageMovieStarPhotos (dot) BlogSpot (dot) com. The item “Stunning Vintage Oversized Lauren Bacall John Engstead Sultry Glamour Photograph” is in sale since Friday, August 12, 2016. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Photographs\1940-49\Black & White”. The seller is “grapefruitmoongallery” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Size: 11″ x 14″
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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