MAD.KAT Gallery Opening Reception of HOLLYWOOD COOL
February 17, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Join MAD.KAT Gallery for the opening reception of HOLLYWOOD COOL on Feb 17, 2024!
The John R. Hamilton Lost Archive of rarely or never-seen photographs is one of the greatest collections of Hollywood photography. For more than 40 years Hamilton chronicled some 77 movies, photographed 300 magazine covers and shot hundreds of commercials – over 100,000 era-defining images of the most iconic celebrities. There’s a strapping, young Clint Eastwood washing his car, Brigitte Bardot cooling her heels, and steelyeyed Steve McQueen looking right down the lens. Other iconic celebrities included Paul Newman , Elizabeth Taylor, Ann-Margret, Elvis Presley, Kirk Douglas, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis, Jr.
By now, their images are etched into the celluloid psyche of millions of people across multiple generations. But Hamilton managed to capture a different, more intimate side to these stars, all with a certain sense of raw sex appeal.
Fifty-two images from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s Hollywood will be on display in the intimate, 1,200-square-foot gallery. Forty of the photos are modern digital archive prints ranging in size from 11”x14” to 30”x40”. The remaining dozen are original 11”x14” and 16”x20” silver gelatin prints developed by Hamilton himself. Gelatin prints are known for their sharp definition and fine details.
Refreshments will be served.