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Glenn Embree photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8684

Content Description

Contains photographic negatives, transparencies, and prints of various sizes. Subjects include landscapes, architecture, celebrity and other portraits, fashion, World War II, and advertisements for food and beverages, automobiles, boats, and technology. There are also 16 mm film reels dealing with the same topics, especially landscapes and advertisements. Materials dated approximately 1940 to 1995.

Dates

  • approximately 1940-1995

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Glenn Embree photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Glenn Embree (1913-1995) was an American commercial photographer.

Glenn Virgil Embree was born February 17, 1914 in Lakeport, California to Roy Virgil Embree and Eva Pearl Hendricks. He attended the University of California at Berkeley (USC), pursuing a major in Art. He later studied motion picture photography and set direction at USC. He developed a passion for photography as a set designer at MGM and went to work at Paul Hesse Studios in the late 1930s. He married Phyllis Forbes Caspary on May 18, 1941 in San Gabriel California. The following year, he joined the Air Force and served as a photo officer in China during World War II. He resumed his career in commercial photography at Hesse’s upon his return in 1946. He later opened his own studio in Hollywood, where he was quickly recognized as a color portrait and fashion photographer, with work appearing in or on the cover of “Harper’s,” “Vogue,” “Mademoiselle,” and “Look.” During his fifty year career in Hollywood, he photographed hundreds of motion picture, television, and recording celebrities for portraits and commercial endorsements. His commercial photography portfolio includes advertisements for automobiles, aircraft, food, fashion, entertainment, and architecture. In 1988, he moved to southeast Idaho, where he continued to produce calendar photos—on topics including classic automobiles, antique aircraft, barns, trains, and farm equipment. He died on February 20, 1995.

Extent

26 boxes (13 linear ft.)

Language

English

Custodial History

Materials were donated by the creator's son, Glenn F. Embree, in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Glenn F. Embree; 2014.

Appraisal

Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2015.

Creator

Title
Register of Glenn Embree photographs
Status
Completed
Author
Anne Ashton
Date
2015 May 6
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Provo Utah 84602 United States