Photo shoot

Here’s how news editors (now they’re called "page designers") used to crop feature pictures down to a one-column mug.

The original portrait. Here’s hoping the poor AP photographer never saw how it got butchered. 

 

Nancy_valentine_1950_0104_how2crop

First, rotate the picture so the person’s head is "straight."

 

Nancy_valentine_1950_0104_how2cropb

Now cut it down to one column and paint out the background.

 

Nancy_valentine_1950_0104_how2cropc

Voila!  A Nancy Valentine mug shot. Newspaper design as it was practiced in 1950. (And no, The Times doesn’t do this anymore. Thank heavens).

Email me

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
This entry was posted in Film, Hollywood and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.