Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Close Up

Photographs and film stills used to illustrate the pioneering film magazine  Close Up (1927-1933), edited and published by writers and filmamkers Kenneth Macpherson, Bryher (Annie Winifred Ellerman), and H. D. (Hilda Doolittle).  A complete description of the collection can be found online: Close Up Magazine Photograph File YCAL MSS 337.

The Three Penny Opera, 1931


Hattie McDaniel and Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus, 1932


King Vidor and actors from Hallelujah!, 1929


Aiko Takatsu in Habari (Skylark), 1927


Sergei Eisenstein and Gregori Alexandrov, 1932



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