Made in Hollywood

July 10, 2010, through September 12, 2010
Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation



Temporary Exhibitions, Jaffe, Hall, and Friends Galleries


This exhibition celebrates the finest portraits and still photography produced during the heyday of the American film industry—1920 to 1960—now considered Hollywood’s Golden Age. It includes ninety-three photographs drawn from the London-based archive of the late author and collector John Kobal. This collection of the work of more than fifty photographers highlights portraits of film celebrities including Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, Clark Gable, and Humphrey Bogart. Through the skill and inventiveness of these photographers, the faces of Hollywood’s greatest stars were memorialized for generations of movie audiences.

Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and presented at the Hood Museum of Art through the generous support of the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund and the Ray Winfield Smith 1918 Fund.

Exhibition Curator

Robert Dance | T. Barton Thurber

Additional Information

Related Exhibitions

  • The Golden Age of Hollywood: 1930-1950
Exhibition subject: Modern & Contemporary ArtUnited States & Canada