Lette Valeska: Hollywood Constellations | Photo Exhibition

When: 05.09.2013 - 01.11.2013
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Admission: 

Free


Main image Gregory Peck through the lens of Lette Valeska

Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten, Danny Kaye, Gene Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Mickey Rooney, Doris Day, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Louis Jourdan... the brightest stars of Hollywood's Studio era through the lens of Lette Valeska.

Lette Valeska was a photographer, painter and sculptor in the Hollywood community. When her husband's chemical plant was confiscated by the Nazi regime, she left her homeland of Germany and traveled with her husband and daughter before moving to New York City in 1937. In 1938 she left her husband and moved to Los Angeles, where she spent the rest of her life. She began a photographic career of children's portraits and quickly gained notoriety among Hollywood stars.

Valeska's photographs were always taken at her subjects' homes rather than a studio, a method she used to capture real people alive in their own environments. Never having been formally trained as an artist, her artwork expresses her soul rather than technical proficiency. In cooperation with the Association of the Czech Film Clubs.

In Czech.