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Press Release
Press Release
30 Years of Portraits
Photography by George Holz
Foreword by Renate Gruber
Design: John Heiden, Smog Design, Inc., Los Angeles
Text in English
26 x 32.5 cm / 10.2 x 12.8 in
304 pages, Hardcover with jacket
164 tritone black & white plates, 89 four - color plates
ISBN 978 - 3 - 942597 - 32 - 6
€ 79 / $ 90 / £ 59,95
Cover: Dennis Hopper by George Holz
© 1995 courtesy of the Hopper Art Trust
HOLZ HOLLYWOOD 30 Years of Portraits
Partial proceeds from this book project to benefit Multiple Sclerosis research worldwide
Holz Hollywood is the true Hollywood story of photographer George Holz. It is a rich narrative of celebrity portraiture
spanning over three decades. Renate Gruber describes Holz’s images as having an “unexplainable élégance,” full of
“allure” and “elite imagery” that conveys his “intense admiration of and respect for” his subjects, some of the world‘s
best known film stars, musicians, and personalities. Holz‘s portraits are a virtual who‘s who of popular culture, including
Nicolas Cage, Mariah Carey, Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, Dennis Hopper, Michael Jordan, Monica Lewinsky,
Madonna, Jack Nicholson, Sigourney Weaver and countless others. In Holz Hollywood, through his photographs and
stories, Grammy® Award winner George Holz presents an intimate glimpse into a glamorous world.
”George is a genuine and good and wholesome man, and yes, he´s a true artist. The photographs we generated
together represent all of those things. That is true beauty.“ – Andie MacDowell
”George is always focused on making me look the way he sees me when the camera isn’t rolling – capturing the
essence of the real person, not just a persona.“ — Mariah Carey
George Holz was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, graduated from the Art Center College
of Design in Pasadena, California, and assisted for Helmut Newton, whom he credits with
guiding his career. As a fledgling photographer, he lived in Milan and Paris, where he shot
beauty and fashion for major European magazines such as Lei, Vogue Italia and French
Elle. Afterward, he moved to New York City, where he set up his famous studio on Lafayette
Street, traveling frequently to Los Angeles and Europe to shoot fashion, advertising, and portraiture for major publications such as Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar. His fine -art nudes
have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.
Holz works as an adjunct professor and lectures internationally at museums and universities.
He is presently based in the rustic Catskill Mountains of New York, where he lives on a farm
with his family, two dogs, and flock of East Friesian sheep.
Photo: Glen Nakasako
Renate Gruber was born 1936 in Cologne, Germany. In 1958, she and her late husband, Prof. Dr. L. Fritz Gruber
(1908–2005), began building the Gruber Collection: Photography of the 20th Century, which became part of the Museum
Ludwig in Cologne in 1977. An honorary member of the Photographic Society of Germany and founding member of the
International Photoscene Cologne, Gruber works internationally as a juror, adviser, and commentator in all fields of pho tography. Over the years, she became friends and worked closely with many well- known photographers, including Ansel
Adams, Henri Cartier - Bresson, Duane Michals, Lucia Moholy, Juliet and Man Ray, August Sander, and Edward Steichen.
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PARTIAL list of celebrities
Adam Beach
Alexis Bledel
Aly Dunne
Amanda Beard
Amy Acuff
Amy Brenneman
Andie MacDowell
Angela Featherstonne
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Torv
Anne Hathaway
Anthony Quinn
Antonio Banderas
Ashlee Simpson
Ashley Tisdale
Avril Lavigne
Barbara Hershey
Barbara Walters
Bebe Neuwirth
Bernadette Peters
Bill T. Jones
Brittany Murphy
Britney Spears
Bruce Willis
Bryan Cranston
Cameron Diaz
Carey Hart
Carly Simon
Chrissie Hynde
Christian Madsen
Christopher Meloni
Cinthia Moura
Claire Danes
Claire Forlani
Cybill Shepherd
Cyndi Lauper
Danica Patrick
Dave Matthews
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Quaid
Diane Lane
Diane Sawyer
Dominique Swain
Don Cheadle
Don Imus
Donald Trump
Drea de Matteo
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Eddie Money
Edie Falco
Elisha Cuthbert
Faith Hill
Gina Gershon
Glenn Close
Gretchen Mol
Gwyneth Paltrow
Heather Graham
Heidi Klum
Heidi Montag
Helen Hunt
Holly Hunter
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Laurie
Irina Pantaeva
Izabella Miko
Jada Pinkett Smith
Janet Jackson
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Tilly
Jenny Shimizu
Jerry Hall
Jessie J
Jessica Simpson
Joan Jett
Joaquin Phoenix
Joel Schumacher
John Legend
John Leguizamo
John Mellencamp
John Travolta
Josh Lucas
Julia Ormond
Julianne Moore
Juliette Binoche
June Anderson
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Osbourne
Kevin Spacey
Kiera Chaplin
Kirsten Dunst
Lady Miss Kier
Lara Harris
Lauren Hutton
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Laurie Anderson
Liza Minnelli
Marc Anthony
Marcia Gay Harden
Maria Conchita Alonso
Maria Kowroski
Mariah Carey
Marie -Clotilde Ramos - Ibanez
Marisa Berenson
Marisa Tomei
Mark Ruffalo
Mary -Louise Parker
Matt LeBlanc
Melania Knauss - Trump
Melina Kanakaredes
Melissa Auf der Maur
Michael Jordan
Missy Elliott Morgan Freeman
Moria Kelly
Nana Ghana
Neve Campbell
Nicholas Cage
Nicole Richie
Nikki Reed
Norah Jones
Paris Hilton
Paula Devicq
Pete Sampras
Rebecca Romijn
Reni Lane
Ric Ocasek
Rosie Perez
Rufus Wainwright
Salina Bartunek
Salma Hayek
Serena Williams
Shania Twain
Shannon Elizabeth
Shaquille O’Neal
Sigourney Weaver
Sonic Youth
Steven Speilberg
Suzanne Vega
Suzy Amis Cameron
Sylvia Gobbel
Syrie Moskowitz
Tara Shannon
Taryn Manning
Taye Diggs
Teri Hatcher
Terri May
Tim McGraw
Tom Brokaw
Tony Ward
Tyra Banks
Val Kilmer
Venus Williams
Will Smith
William H. Macy Press Release
Madonna © 1983 George Holz
Nicolas Cage © 1999 George Holz
Cameron Diaz © 1995 George Holz
Heather Graham © 1998 George Holz
Claire Danes © 2005 George Holz
Morgan Freeman by George Holz
© 2000 Paramount Pictures. Used with permission
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