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Duration: 1 hour

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.

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Sun 9 Mar 2014 20:00 BBC Four

Credits

Presenter
Rankin
Participant
Jane Russell
Participant
Michael Sheen
Participant
Matthew Rhys
Participant
Selma Blair
Participant
Leslie Mann
Participant
Tuuli
Participant
Beth Werling
Participant
Terry O'Neill
Participant
Krista Smith
Participant
Lily Yu
Participant
Lara Duncan
Participant
Emily Hughes
Participant
Melangie Inglessis
Participant
Rob Talty
Executive Producer
Susanne Curran
Director
Vivi Mellegard
Producer
Vivi Mellegard

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