Dolores del Río and Cedric Gibbons’ Family Photo Album 1931-1939

Early Latin American Photography

Dolores with a puppy named Michael. Dolores with a puppy named Michael.

Selfportrait of Cedric Gibbons. Selfportrait of Cedric Gibbons at his home in Santa Monica, California. Circa 1933.

We acquired a couple of days ago, in Paris, a fascinating piece of Mexican and Hollywood memorabilia : Dolores del Río and Cedric Gibbons family album from the 1930’s. We are still working on identifying most of the characters in the more than 500 prints, but would like to share with you some of the most beautiful photographs.

Cedric Gibbons, husband of Dolores in the 30s, was one of the most successful art directors in Hollywood. That might explain the stunning quality of some of these family portraits.

Dolores del Río and Cedric Gibbons. Dolores del Río and Cedric Gibbons (?) at her home in Santa Monica, California.

Gary Cooper Gary Cooper.

Dolores del Río with Gary Cooper and Sandra Shaw Dolores del Río with Gary Cooper and Sandra Shaw by the pool at her house in Santa Monica, California. Circa 1930s.

Garry Cooper Gary Cooper by the pool with zebra skin…

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