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“Vanity Fair Portraits” at LACMA

A portrait of Adele Astaire and Fred Astaire by James Abbe (1926). The photograph is part of the “Vanity Fair Portraits” exhibition opening Sunday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The traveling exhibition of 130 celebrity images from the magazine is a collaboration with Britain’s National Portrait Gallery. But Times art critic Christopher Knight is taking LACMA to task, saying the exhibit merely celebrates celebrity. (Kathryn Abbe / Conde Nast Archive)
Cary Grant by George Hoyningen-Huene (1934). (Conde Nast Publications Inc. / Conde Nast Archive)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Joan Crawford in Santa Monica by Nickolas Muray (1929). (Conde Nast Publications Inc. / Conde Nast Archive)
Hilary Swank by Norman Jean Roy (2004). (Norman Jean Roy)
Jean Harlow at home by George Hurrell (1934). (Conde Nast Publications Inc. / Conde Nast Archive)
Josephine Baker by George Hoyningen-Huene (1929). (Conde Nast Publications Inc. / Staley-Wise Gallery)
Julia Roberts in New Orleans by Herb Ritts (1993). (Herb Ritts Foundation)
Katharine Hepburn by Cecil Beaton (1935). (Conde Nast Publications Inc. / Sotheby’s, London)
“Legends of Hollywood” by Annie Leibovitz (2001), with Nicole Kidman, left, Catherine Deneuve, Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Vanessa Redgrave, Chloe Sevigny, Sophia Loren and Penelope Cruz by Annie Leibovitz (2001). (Annie Leibovitz / Contact Press Images)
Louis Armstrong by Anton Bruchl (1935). (Conde Nast Publications Inc. / National Portrait Gallery / Smithsonian Institution / Art Resource, N.Y.)
Matt Damon by Bruce Weber (1997). (Bruce Weber)
Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley by Annie Leibovitz (2005). (Annie Leibovitz / Contact Press Images)
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