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    Clarence Sinclair Bull 1943 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Annual Still Photography "Class 7" award medal. (1943) Vintage original gold plated award medal measuring 1.75 in. in diameter. The recto features a relief image of the iconic Oscar trophy with relief text, "Annual Still Photography Medal". Verso with relief text, "First Award Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences For Outstanding Achievement to", and engraved, "Clarence Bull Class 7 1943". Bull began his distinguished career as an assistant cameraman at the fledgling Metro Pictures, shooting portraits of actors between productions. When Metro merged with Goldwyn, Bull became head of the stills department, a position he held for four decades. Best known for his portraits of Greta Garbo, Bull is generally considered among the finest portraitists to have worked in Hollywood, and a pioneer of the glamour genre. His work elevated many Golden Age movie stars to the level of cultural icons, including Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Gary Cooper, and Clark Gable to name just a few. Today, people are more likely to have seen Bull's timeless photographs than the films they were shot to promote. Exhibiting only light surface wear. In vintage fine condition.

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    December, 2018
    11th Tuesday
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