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Vieira, Mark A., 1950-


Biographical History

Mark A. Vieira (1950-) is a photographer and researcher and writer of American motion picture related history.

Mark Viera was born on October 28, 1950, in Oakland, California. He received his bachelor's degree at California State University, Hayward and his master's at the University of Southern California in the Cinema Arts Department. He is a lifelong California resident and has published 15 books on motion picture photography and its history, including books on Cecil B. DeMille, Boris Karloff, Greta Garbo, Irving Thalberg, Joan Crawford, and Norma Shearer. He is also a photographer that specializes in old-fashioned Hollywood-style portraits, a la George Hurrell.

His Hollywood portraits, 1988: CIP t.p. (Mark Vieira) pub. info. (glamor photographer)

Hurrell's Hollywood portraits, 1997: CIP t.p. (Mark A. Vieira) data sheet (b. Oct. 28, 1950)

George Hurrell's Hollywood, 2013: page 4 of jacket (Mark A. Vieira is a photographer and writer who specializes in Hollywood history and makes portraits in the Hurrell style. He has lectured at USC, UCLA, Lincoln Center, Universal Studios, the Hollywood Heritage Museum, and the Palm Springs Film Festival. Vieira has appeared in documentaries such as TCM's Moguls and Movie Stars, Playboy's Sex at 24 Frames Per Second and the BBC's Shooting the Stars. He was guest curator of the Irving Thalberg exhibition in 2009 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is also the author of the Making of Some Like Hot (with Tony Curtis), Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy, and Sin Soft Focus: Precode Hollywood, among other film-related titles. Mark resides in Los Angeles)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mark A. Vieira papers

 Collection — Carton 1: [Barcode: 31197232563251]
Identifier: MSS 8945
Scope and Contents

Contains research consisting of photocopies of newspaper articles, telegrams, magazine articles, internet resources, film still copies, interview transcripts, book excerpts, and correspondence used in the writing of Vieira's book on Cecil B. DeMille's work. Includes approximately 300 pages of the untitled publisher's manuscript of CeCil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic. Dated approximately 2010-2015.

Dates: approximately 2010-2015