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Titel: Vanity Fair's Hollywood. Edited by Graydon ...
Verlag: New York London, Penguin Putnam Inc
First Edition. 31cm x 26cm. 318 (2) pages. Original Paperback. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. The cover as often completely and cleanly detached from the bookblock. Includes: Foreword by Graydon Carter, Without the Cane and the Derby by Carl Sandburg, The Great Garbo by Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce, Things I never knew until now by Walter Winchell, Sex Appeal by D. H. Lawrence, The Phenomenal Growth of the Movies by Frank Peale, San Simeons Child by Martha Sherrill, Idol Gossips by Amy Fine Collins, Starlight Starbright by Margaret Case Harriman, When Sue was Queen by Peter Biskind, A School for Movie Villains By P.G. Wodehouse, Is Your Little Girl Safe? by Dorothy Parker, The Gangster and the Goddess by Patricia Bosworth, When Liz met Dick by David Kamp, It Happened on Sunset by Christopher Hitchens, Afterword by Dominick Dunne. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 169BB
Inhaltsangabe: The definitive book of its kind, Vanity Fair's Hollywood is an incomparable collection of classic photographs, essays and caricatures depicting a century of Hollywood power, glamour, myth and mystery - directly from the pages of Vanity Fair, from 1914 to today. The brightest stars in Hollywood's firmament have been assembled in one volume: Garbo and Swanson, Gable and Grant, Tracy and Hepburn, Fairbanks and Pickford, Taylor and Burton - along with today's cinematic giants: Cruise and Kidman, Nicholson and Streep, De Niro and DiCaprio, Hanks and Roberts, and scores more. Vanity Fair's photographers - among them Cecil Beaton, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Edward Steichen and Bruce Weber - have helped to define modern portraiture. Likewise, Vanity Fair's stable of Hollywood writers in this volume includes luminaries of the past (P.G. Wodehouse, Dorothy Parker and D.H. Lawrence) and of the present (Christopher Hitchens, Dominick Dunne, Amy Fine). Here, then, is a century's worth of stars and moguls, parties and scandals, power and glamour, through the unrivalled lens and the inimitable prose of Vanity Fair.
Rezension: As everybody who's anybody knows (and the rest of us too), the most exclusive Hollywood party is Vanity Fair magazine's Oscar-night bash. Vanity Fair's Hollywood is like the ultimate movie party--and how inviting it all is! Flip through the thick, glossy pages and greet the greats of all ages. Lillian and Dorothy Gish share a spread with Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow. Ms. Deneuve, resplendent in scarlet, meet Mr. Valentino, in classy black and white. Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra, meet Liz Taylor as Cleopatra (and if it's not too catty, did you notice Claudette was better dressed?). The stunning photos are cleverly juxtaposed. Julia Roberts, posed naughtily in see-through undies in the water, is followed by a very properly attired Doris Day in a see-through skirt. Day holds six brightly dyed poodles by white leashes; the composition forms a visual rhyme with the six accusing fingers pointed at Peter Lorre in the next picture. The photo captions by Christopher Hitchens are as succinctly clever as Dorothy Parker, encapsulating entire careers in a punning paragraph. Even if you've seen a shot before, you learn things: in the most notorious still ever snapped at a Hollywood party--the one where Sophia Loren ogled Jayne Mansfield's voluminous bosom--Hitchens tells us the object of Loren's appalled regard was "the strategic dabs of makeup on [Jayne's] nipples."
Like any good party, this vast book offers sparkling talk as well as gobs of eye candy. The brilliant Peter Biskind evokes the '70s heyday of superagent Sue Mengers, D.H. Lawrence makes a stab at defining "sex appeal," Patricia Bosworth adds the patented VF dash of scandal in a piece on Lana Turner's gangster boyfriend's murder, and Hitchens gives a quickie history of the fabled Sunset Strip. Not everything rises to the august occasion: Carl Sandburg's poem about Chaplin and Clare Boothe Luce's snooty ode to Garbo are mostly of antiquarian interest. Most of the historic stuff is great (e.g., Fritz Lang directing a crowd scene in Metropolis), and the most austere cineaste should own this book. On practically every page, Vanity Fair's Hollywood dazzles. It's a keeper. --Tim Appelo
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