Visual Showdown: portraits in films

VISUAL SHOWDOWN

Above: Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944). 
Below: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1947).
This is a contribution of Mehdi Jahan.
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June Vincent for Harper’s Bazaar!

“Low-budget” film-noir siren, June Vincent (star of “Black Angel” (1946)) shot by Engstead from Harper’s Bazaar, June 1944.
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Gene Kelly double exposure, by Gjon Mili

This is our very first Gene Kelly post !!

Albanian-American photographer Gjon Mili (1904- 1984) is best known for his work in LIFE magazine and for his photos of very famous artists including Gene Kelly in 1944. Around the period of “Cover Girl,” a Columbia movie, is this dance in which double-exposure photography shows Kelly struggling bitterly with his conscience. The Gijon Mili pictures shown below capture the extraordinary grace and inventiveness of this number.

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Caption from LIFE, describing a dance Gene Kelly performed in the 1944 movie, Cover Girl. “Kelly rises, tries to leap away. But his conscience continues to pursue him.”