Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs


 When: October 26, 2008–March 1, 2009 | Hammer Building

Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913–2008 is the first major exhibition to bring together the magazine’s historic archive of rare vintage prints with its contemporary photographs. The exhibition explores the ways in which photography and celebrity have interacted and changed, with portraits from the magazine’s early period (1913–1936) displayed in conjunction with works from the contemporary Vanity Fair (1983–present). The Los Angeles presentation, which is sponsored by Burberry, will be the only U.S. stop on the exhibition’s international tour. Photographers to be represented include Cecil Beaton, Harry Benson, Julian Broad, Imogen Cunningham, Annie Leibovitz, Man Ray, Mary Ellen Mark, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Edward Steichen, Mario Testino, and Bruce Weber.

Curators: Terence Pepper, curator of photographs, National Portrait Gallery, and David Friend, editor of creative development, Vanity Fair. Curator at LACMA: Charlotte Cotton, photography.

A collaboration between Vanity Fair and the National Portrait Gallery, London.


Travel Channel’s Secrets:Princess Diana’s Althorp


I was able to geta hold of this rare Program that aired on The Travel Channel  in 2002. It shows lots of great things such as the Earl Spencer briefing his Employees on the way to treat the people who visit the estate. We also get a chance to see and hear from his second wife Caroline. There are six parts to this show.

Diana’s Swanlake Jewels Safe

swanlakenecklaceondiAccording the Gallery Furniture Twitter page The show room where Diana’s Swanlake Jewels were displayed was saved due the heroic efforts of the Houston Fire Dept.