Quote Originally Posted by garryl
quick correction- it was Cecil B. DeMille , not D.W. Griffith.
Either way, they were Alma-Tad and Leighton junkies and it shows... what we now call "Hollywood style" was clearly where that camp of Victorian-ish artists moved after their previously-ascendant styles were declared regressive with the birth of cubism/futurism/etc

(and hence we don't see Mortenson in German photomags and their American children like LIFE and LOOK -- though I would place Karsh in the same bin with Mortenson (and later Annie Liebowitz))