Episode 14: Vanity Fair Portraits at the Royal Ontario Museum (10:54 mins.)

Vanity Fair Portraits at the Royal Ontario Museum brings together almost 150 iconic photographs from the magazine’s vintage and modern periods. Both fans of photography and celebrity buffs will enjoy a glamorous history of portraiture that feature such luminaries as Tom Cruise, Madonna, Ernest Hemingway and Cary Grant along with works by master photographers that include Edward Steichen and today’s Annie Leibovitz.

Radio Out and Out met with Francisco Alvarez, Managing Director of the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum who provided insight into both the exhibit and the magazine’s role in popular culture.

Hilary Swank by Norman Jean Roy 2004 Vanity Fair, March 2005 © Norman Jean Roy

Hilary Swank by Norman Jean Roy 2004 Vanity Fair, March 2005 © Norman Jean Roy

Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008 is at the Royal Ontario Museum until January 3, 2010.

*** To LISTEN to Episode 14 click here: Interview with Francisco Alvarez

New members are always welcomed to the Out and Out club.

Gloria Swanson by Edward Steichen 1924 Vanity Fair, February 1928 Bequest of Edward Steichen by Direction of Joanna T. Steichen, Courtesy of George Eastman House © Condé Nast Publications Inc. / Courtesy George Eastman House

Gloria Swanson by Edward Steichen 1924 Vanity Fair, February 1928 Bequest of Edward Steichen by Direction of Joanna T. Steichen, Courtesy of George Eastman House © Condé Nast Publications Inc. / Courtesy George Eastman House

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2 responses to “Episode 14: Vanity Fair Portraits at the Royal Ontario Museum (10:54 mins.)

  1. See 2 great photography exhibits and save!

    Visit Vanity Fair Portraits at the ROM or Edward Steichen: In High Fashion at the AGO, retain your ticket stub, and receive 20% off general admission to the complementary exhibition.

    Edward Steichen: In High Fashion The Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937 is on at the Art Gallery of Ontario until January 3, 2010.

  2. Very informative. Nice to get an insider’s take on the show and how it came to be.

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