For Vanity Fair’s 19th Annual Hollywood Portfolio, famed photographer Bruce Weber shot over 75 different stars in a spread called “Bruce Weber’s Adventures in Hollywood.”
VF Editor Graydon Carter said he wanted to change it up for the Hollywood Issue this year, so he called Weber to create an image focused on LA’s warmer climate. Weber shot all over classic Hollywood locations, such as back lots, sound stages, the Beverly Hills Hotel, Musso & Frank Grill, and the old Marion Davies estate.
Majestic animals like bears, tiger cubs, and even Tai the elephant, who has her own IMDb page, were on set for what VF correspondent Bob Colacello is calling “Bruce’s magic kingdom…more Cinecittà than Disney, a place where Old Hollywood glamour is filtered through the lens of postwar Italian neo-realism, and Norman Rockwell wholesomeness is given an antic Fellini edge.”
The spread features a sexy shot of newly engaged Olivia Wilde in a showgirl getup, Halle Berry looking effortlessly gorgeous, Tom Hanks and his little friend, Selena Gomez with Tai, and Jonah Hill riding top down with the ladies.
Now who’s ready for the 2013 Academy Awards?
SOURCE: Vanity Fair