Many of the photographs In this lavish book, exquisitely printed in sheet-fed gravure, were previously unpublished. Jack Woody, editor of TwelveTrees Press, combed various public and private collections of motion picture stills and selected the most stunning examples of the genre from 1916 to 1932. Portraits include Lillian Gish, Jean Harlow, Charlie Chaplin, Theda Bara, Erich von Stroheim, Greta Garbo, and Rudolf Valentino. Photographers include George Hurrell, William Mortensen, Clarence Sinclair Bull, and Edward Weston. For all lovers of early Hollywood and studio portrait photography.