27 July 2005-22 Jan 2006. This collection of photographs by Cornel Lucas contains numerous images and portraits of stars of the silver screen, spanning more than 40 years, which have helped define the tastes and styles of whole generations. From the late 1940s onwards Lucas produced iconic portraits both in black-and-white and in colour that few will forget. Lucas major break came in 1951 when he was asked to photograph Marlene Dietrich during the filming of No Highway opposite James Stewart. His work featured on over 3,000 magazine covers and included photographs of Lauren Bacall, Brigitte Bardot, Dirk Bogarde, Joan Collins, Diana Dors, Alec Guiness, Laurence Harvey, Katharine Hepburn, Jean Simmons and Raquel Welch. Admission is free.
Sat-Wed 10.00-18.00 (Thu-Fri 10.00-21.00).
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Cornel Lucas: Shooting Stars
The National Portrait Gallery, St. Martins Place, London WC2. The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross and Leicester Square. Tel. +44-2073060055.