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Clarence Sinclair Bull (1896-1979)

Artist of 13 portraits
Chief stills and portrait photographer at MGM 1924-1959; famed for being Garbo's principal portrait photographer. First major retrospective at NPG: The Man who Shot Garbo (1989).

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Greta Garbo

by Clarence Sinclair Bull
vintage bromide print, 1930s
NPG x40991

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Leslie Howard

by Clarence Sinclair Bull
print, 1931
NPG x35331

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Greta Garbo as The Sphinx

by Clarence Sinclair Bull
bromide print, March 1931
NPG x127272

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(Elsie) Evelyn Laye

by Clarence Sinclair Bull
bromide print, 1934
NPG x34531

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Charles Laughton

by Clarence Sinclair Bull
bromide print, 1935
NPG x35332

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Greta Garbo

by Clarence Sinclair Bull
vintage bromide print, 1939
NPG x40998

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Cary Grant

by Clarence Sinclair Bull
bromide print, 9 August 1940
NPG x35330

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Harry James

by Clarence Sinclair Bull
bromide print, 7 October 1943
NPG x35325

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Ava Gardner

by Clarence Sinclair Bull
bromide print, circa 1947
NPG x35327

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Elsa Lanchester

by Clarence Sinclair Bull
print, 1934
NPG x35329

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Elsa Lanchester

by Clarence Sinclair Bull
vintage print, 1940s
NPG x194121

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