Another variable that makes replication difficult is the loss of the films used then. I suspect Kodak has come a long way in formulating the antihalation dyes used with its films, and that some of the "glow" of those photos comes from halation in the highlights.
hi sanders --
i read/heard somewhere that hurrell used old/ very expired film which helped with his look as well
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