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Tinseltown in stills

Oct 23. 2018
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By The Nation

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The Beverly Hills Hotel marks another milestone in its history by hosting the latest fine art exhibition by photographer Gray Malin that’s on view until Friday. 

 For over a century, this historic hotel has been the spot for Hollywood’s brightest lights to socialise by the pool or romance in the cosy private bungalows, while studio moguls and heavy-hitting financiers complete deals in the famed Polo Lounge.

Inspired by its tinseltown history and lush playful grounds, Malin set out to create a series that honours the timeless Hollywood glamour that is synonymous with the hotel while incorporating his signature modern day style.

Over the course of a three-day shoot, Gray created scenes from his interpretation of the “Golden Era”, filled with beautiful people in vintage wardrobe and props from the 1950s and 1960s to capture the essence of the timeless hotel.

Utilising many of the most celebrated locations on the property, this series marks a first for both Gray and the Beverly Hills Hotel; for Gray, it is his largest shoot to date, as well as his first that incorporates staged vignettes of models, props and meticulously planned sets.

This is the first time a professional fine art photographer was permitted to shoot a collection at the property. The resulting series will be a celebration of both an artist’s vision and his iconic muse.

Signed and numbered prints are also available as limited editions on and at the hotel’s Signature Shop.


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