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[top to bottom] Vivien Leigh for ‘Gone with the Wind’, Marlon-drool-Brando, Grace Kelly, Clark Gable and Joan Crawford

Glamour of the Gods: Hollywood Portraits is an exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery, showing until October. It’s a collection of over 70 photographs spanning an era of Hollywood style iconography long past. Before the paparazzi took frantic shots of celebrities falling out of nightclubs with their pants on show, pictures like this depicted more dignified, considered portraits of the most loved actors of the day. I especially love the picture of Vivien Leigh; her face is electrifying. There’s a poignancy in these pictures, too, I think, something so innocent and nostalgic…what do you think? xoxo