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July 31, 2018

35 Fabulous Photos of Hollywood Beauties Taken by Elmer Fryer in the 1930s

Elmer Fryer is another Hollywood great who cannot be missed when mentioning the glamour photography of yesteryear.

Fryer was born in 1898 in Springfield, Missouri. He began working as a photographer in 1924.  When Warner Brothers and First National Studios joined operations in 1929, Fryer replaced Fred Archer as head of the new Warner-First National Stills Department.

During the 1930s, Fryer took portraits of Dolores Del Rio, Kay Francis, Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, James Cagney, Errol Flynn, George Brent among other Warner Brothers stars. He left Warner Brothers in 1941, shortly before his death at age 46 on March 3, 1944.

Fryer is known for his detailed and complex eye for posing his subjects. He had a wonderful sense of modernist style and fashion. He made use of the art deco period's elegant shading and shadowing in black and white photography.

Eleanor Gutchrlein & Karla Gutchrlein

Evalyn Knapp

Ginger Rogers

Jacquelyn Allen

Jean Morgan

Joan Blondell

Kay Francis

Lili Damita

Loretta Young

Louise Brooks

Marian Marsh

Marion Davies

Mary Astor

Myrna Loy

Olivia De Havilland

Patricia Ellis

Phyllis Crane

Polly Walters

Ruby Keeler

Sheila Terry

Thelma Todd

Adrienne Dore

Alice White

Anita Louise

Ann Dvorak

Ann Harding

Ann Sheridan

Barbara Stanwyck

Bebe Daniels

Bernice Claire

Bette Davis

Billie Dove

Constance Bennett

Dolores Del Rio

Dorothy Mackaill



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