Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913–2008
Opening October 26, 2008 at LACMA

As the line between photography and celebrity becomes increasingly blurred, this exhibition takes us back to one of the places the two first mingled—in the pages of Vanity Fair magazine. From rare vintage prints from the early twentieth century to today’s most provocative portraits, the power of the image is explored in LACMA’s must-see exhibition.
Screening: Pretty Things
October 26 | 1 pm | Bing Theater
Screening: Grey Gardens
January 11 | 1 pm | Bing Theater
Screening: Thin
February 8 | 1 pm | Bing Theater
Screening: Model
February 22 | 1 pm | Brown Auditorium
Panel Discussion: Constructing Celebrity
February 24 | 7 pm | Brown Auditorium
Don’t miss more than seventy powerful photographs, including stellar works by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Imogen Cunningham in A Story of Photography: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection—now on view.

For tickets and more: or 323 857-6000

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Image credit: Gloria Swanson by Edward Steichen (detail), 1924, © Condé Nast Publications Inc./Courtesy George Eastman House.
A collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery, London, and Vanity Fair. Vanity Fair is a registered trademark of Advance Magazine Publishers Inc.

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