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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 30

    GEORGE HURRELL (1904-1992)

    Jane Russell, 1941

    Price Realised  


    GEORGE HURRELL (1904-1992)
    Jane Russell, 1941
    gelatin silver print
    signed and titled in pencil (on the mount)
    11 3/8 x 9 3/8in. (28.9 x 24cm.)

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    From the artist to Ed Gerbic,
    Sothebys.com, August 19, 2000.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Ever since I saw Jane Russell in Howard Hughes's The Outlaw I have been madly in love with her.
    Helmut Newton

    Post Lot Text

    This photograph was given to Ed Gerbic, Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing for Johnson & Johnson, in the early 1950s. Gerbic was involved with the entertainment industry in Hollywood in connection with the Johnson & Johnson Presents television specials. While in Hollywood he befriended Walt Disney who in turn introduced him to George Hurrell. They became friends and Hurrell took Gerbic's portrait and, in the early 1950s, gave him a few photographs, including this print.