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Shooting the Hollywood Stars

Rankin, the UK's leading fashion photographer, reveals the rich history of Hollywood photography and how its most influential and enduring images were created. From Hollywood's golden age, epitomised by gorgeous images of screen goddesses Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich to brooding shots of Marlon Brando; from the unparalleled allure of pictures of Marilyn Monroe to iconic black and white stills of Charlie Chaplin, Rankin immerses himself in the art of the Hollywood portrait and explores the vital role it has played in both the movie business and our continuing love affair with movie stars.

To understand how the image makers of Hollywood created these iconic photographs, Rankin recruits a cast of leading Hollywood actors to help him recreate some of the most important - including Leslie Mann (Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin); Selma Blair (Legally Blonde, Cruel Intentions), British actor Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters, Dylan Thomas's biopic The Edge of Love); actor extraordinaire Michael Sheen (The Damned United, Frost/Nixon), and Hollywood legend Jane Russell.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sun 9 Mar 2014 20:00


Role Contributor
ParticipantJane Russell
ParticipantMichael Sheen
ParticipantMatthew Rhys
ParticipantSelma Blair
ParticipantLeslie Mann
ParticipantBeth Werling
ParticipantTerry O'Neill
ParticipantKrista Smith
ParticipantLily Yu
ParticipantLara Duncan
ParticipantEmily Hughes
ParticipantMelangie Inglessis
ParticipantRob Talty
Executive ProducerSusanne Curran
DirectorVivi Mellegard
ProducerVivi Mellegard