Mark A. Vieira

I have worked as a professional photographer since 1969. My work comprises portraits made with both large-format cameras and digital cameras. I work as a custom archival printer, making fine-art photographic prints from photographic negatives. I also do digital restoration and retouching.

I have written fifteen Hollywood history books since 1988. These are career biographies of such artists as Cecil B. DeMille, Irving Thalberg, Jean Harlow, George Hurrell, and Greta Garbo.

I have been a disabled artist since 2000, when I suffered a near-fatal auto vs. pedestrian accident. I lost my left leg and full use of my right leg, but I can move camera and lights (with the help of an assistant).


University of Southern California: Department of Cinema Production Program, 1973-74
California State University Hayward: Bachelor of Arts with Cinematography Concentration, 1972

Professional Experience (Selected exhibitions and publications)

Able Arts Work Core 13, Fall 2017
Into the Dark: The Hidden World of Film Noir, 1941 to 1950. Published 2016 by Turner Classic Movies and
Running Press

“George Hurrell.” Exhibition, University of Southern Cinematic Arts Library, 2014 Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic. (Co-authored with Cecilia de Mille Presley) Published 2014 by
Turner Classic Movies and Running Press

George Hurrell's Hollywood. Published 2013 by Turner Classic Movies and Running Press “The Glamorous Gaze.” Exhibition, USC ONE Archives Gallery, 2010


Deborah Warren, East-West Literary, Santa Monica CA

Artistic Discipline: 
Literary Arts, Visual Arts
Disability type: 
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