The exhibition also includes a number of unique behind-the-scenes, informal portraits of stars, taken far from the film set and away from the glare of publicity.

These supposedly natural shots are in some ways misleading; Hollywood film stars were contractually obliged to portray a certain image to the public, often embracing and exaggerating the perceived glamour of Hollywood.


The photographs within the exhibition are taken from the renowned John Kobal Foundation, now administered by Getty Images.