35 Gorgeous Photos of Classic Beauties Taken by Robert Coburn

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Robert Coburn was one of the most influential portrait photographers working in the major Hollywood movie studios from the 1930s to 1960s.

Classic beauties taken by Robert Coburn

Coburn’s star subjects included Rita Hayworth, Joan Crawford, Kim Novak, Carole Lombard, William Holden, Glenn Ford, and Orson Welles. His most infamous portraits immortalized Hollywood’s greatest icons and helped to define this era as the Golden Age of Cinema.

In 1940, Robert Coburn began a twenty-year career with Columbia Pictures as the head of the still production department and the studio’s chief portrait photographer for many landmark films including “Picnic”, “Gilda”, and “The Big Heat”.

In both 1941 and 1943, Robert Coburn was awarded the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences’ Still Photography Exhibition Award.

Here below is a set of gorgeous photos that shows portraits of classic beauties taken by Robert Coburn.

Andrea Leeds in “The Real Glory” by Robert Coburn, 1939

Ann Miller by Robert Coburn, 1945

Carole Lombard portrait from “To Be or Not to Be” by Robert Coburn in 1942

Carole Lombard portrait from “To Be or Not to Be” by Robert Coburn in 1942

Carole Lombard portrait from “To Be or Not to Be” by Robert Coburn in 1942

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