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This is a CD-ROM containing the complete ALFRED CHENEY JOHNSTON COLLECTION housed at THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - there are 245 photo prints which were personally selected by the photographer in 1960 as his gift to America. Now you can experience the grace and beauty of Johnston's own vision in his personal collection of stunning portraits. Now for the first time you can see how Johnston viewed his own work- what images he felt were the most beautiful and significant. And now, using this CD, you can learn more about this amazing collection. Now your can choose from 245 images to order directly from the the Library of Congress!!! Get stunning images from original copy negatives, far better than those you can get from online auctions. Select from a vast group of amazing ACJ images, many of which you may have never seen before. Here is a treasure trove of beauty by a master photographer who was barred from the Museum of Modern Art by Edward Steichen. It was Steichen who prevented Johnston from getting the credit he so richly deserved in the photographic history books.

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET ON THE CD:

-245 JPEG B & W COPY IMAGES OF ACJ's MAGNIFICENT PHOTOGRAPHS along with commentary about the significance of the collection by Robert Hudovernik, author of JAZZ AGE BEAUTIES- The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston.

- IMAGES LOST or MISSING FROM THE COLLECTION. About 4-5 ACJ images in the collection were lost or stolen from the collection over the years. Here, based on data available from a close family friend of ACJ's are copies of those images which were part of the original gift of 250 photographs.

- INVENTORY LIST OF THE COLLECTION (original and transcribed)

- Variations of prints in the collection for comparision and analysis.

-THE STORY OF ACJ's GIFT TO THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. Included are details from conversations with ACJ family friend Wayne Hitchcock, the original card catalog description, acceptance press release from The Journal of the Libary of Congress and copy of the Washington Post article announcing the collection with Johnston commentary.

-HOW TO ORDER PRINTS FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS with step-by-step instructions on how to order prints for framing or your collection. View the prints on the CD, print out the ones you want to purchase with data on collection number and image number, and send payment to the Library of Congress, etc.

WHO'S IN THE ALFRED CHENEY JOHNSTON COLLECTION- Stunning Jazz Age portraits of Ziegfeld and silent film stars, semi-nudes, nudes and advertising photos. Includes names such as: Martha Mansfield, Dorothy Knapp, Claudia Dell, Helen Brown, Jean Ackerman, Naomi Johnson (one of Johnston's favorite models), Myrna Darby, Gilda Gray, Carol Bergman, Hazel Forbes, Irene Delroy, Helen Morgan, Virginia Biddle, Mary Coyle, Polly Walker, Vivian Porter, Mary Eaton, Norma Terris, Caja Erik, Dorothy Wegman, Dorothy Flood, Kay English, Ruby de Remer, Ruby Keeler, Flo Ziegfeld, Charles Dana Gibson, Irene Langhorne Gibson- The Gibson Girl, Billie Dove, Susan Fleming, Laura Foster, Helen Lee Worthing, Mary Lang, Drucilla Strain, Katherine Burke, Barbara Newberry, Dorothy Dixon, Marjorie Mulhall (another favorite ACJ model), Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Jackie Logan, Corrine Griffith, Mary Miles Minter, Mary Astor, Tyrone Power, Betty Blythe, Anita Paige, Mary Pickford, Marion Davies, Peggy Shannon, Madge Bellamy, Dolores Costello, Helen Costello, Carmel Meyers, Adrienne Ames, Billie Bitzer (D.W. Griffith cameraman), Bebe Daniels, Mildred Davies- Mrs. Harold Lloyd, Kitty Banks (semi-nude), Margaret Horan, Benay Farley, Louis Gravre, Mona Moray, Princess Matchibelli, Franklin Booth, Florence La Badie, and many more!!! Images include portraits, nudes, draped nudes and advertising photographs from 1918-1932.

THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS OF WOMEN OF THE JAZZ AGE BY ONE PHOTOGRAPHER THAT YOU WILL EVER FIND IN A PHOTOGRAPHER'S PERSONAL COLLECTION!!!

NOW YOU CAN EASILY ORDER HIGH QUALITY B & W PRINTS BY FAMED ZIEGFELD PHOTOGRAPHER ALFRED CHENEY JOHNSTON DIRECT FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS!!!! Easy to order instructions on how to order from the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. Buy ACJ prints direct from America's premier institution!

A PERFECT GIFT for the photographic collector, researcher or lover of Johnston's photography or the Ziegfeld Follies (2007 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Ziegfeld Follies). Learn more about ALFRED CHENEY JOHNSTON'S CONTRIBUTION TO AMERICA from the institution he donated his collection to. See if you agree with Johnston's personal choices of which images he thought were his best. See if you agree with Steichen. Is Johnston a master photographer? Why was he lost to history? Why wasn't he recognized by historians and critics? What is your definition of beauty in portraiture?

 

This CD-ROM is compatible with both MAC and PC.

 

$29.95 + $4.50 shipping

 

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