In "Still: American Silent Motion Picture Photography," David S. Shields looks at the work and lives of some of the photographers who helped make Hollywood such a powerful image factory. "Shields is both scholarly and deeply passionate about the pictures (some from his own collection), gathering rare images from the sets of epic costume dramas and the kind of celebrity portraiture that would reach its ultimate expression generations later in Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone," writes Steve Appleford in our review
. Here's how they saw Rudolph Valentino, Norma Shearer, a hunchback and more.
(By Carolyn Kellogg)