The Annenberg Space for Photography presents “Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling-The Stars, the Parties, and the Powerbrokers,” a show dedicated to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood using iconic Vanity Fair photography running from Saturday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, July 26.
From Demi Moore’s iconic nude pregnancy cover to Heath Ledger, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez and comics Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy and Jim Carrey, audiences can view photographs of over 130 Hollywood legends by photographers Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts and many others. The exhibition also provides a look at the parties and powerbrokers through the distinctive lens of Vanity Fair, including every Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue cover and portfolio, as well as photos from the annual Vanity Fair party on Oscar night.
“The extraordinary artists in this exhibit have done so much more than chronicle celebrities; they’ve helped define our popular culture, as Vanity Fair itself has done,” said Wallis Annenberg, president, CEO and board chair of the Annenberg Foundation. “Their photographs have inspired magazine readers and defined the careers of Hollywood’s most successful actors. This exhibit shows why the allure of Hollywood is impossible to ignore.”
“These pictures bring Hollywood to life,” added Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Radhika Jones. “And together, they encapsulate what makes entertainment such a powerful force in our culture. It’s hard to capture charisma in two dimensions, but this exhibition shows how Vanity Fair has pulled it off, again and again.”
The exhibit is curated by Vanity Fair’s creative development editor David Friend and the magazine’s former director of photography Susan White. The Annenberg Space for Photography will also hold public programs coinciding with the exhibition, including workshops, panel discussions and family activities.
The Annenberg Space for Photography is located at 2000 Avenue of the Stars. Admission is free. For information, call (213)403-3000, or visit annenbergphotospace.org.