Vanity Fairs Hollywood

by Graydon Carter
Editor Graydon Carter
Foreword by Christopher Hitchens

August 15, 2003 | Hardcover

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"Vanity Fair''s Hollywood" offers a lavish visual history of a place that has commanded worldwide attention for decades with its opulent lifestyle, glamorous stars, trendsetting fashions, and above all, for movies. Depicting a century of film power and allure through top-notch photography and witty prose, this elegant book captures the Hollywood mystique that has fascinated the public since the early days of cinema. The book melds vintage with cutting-edge, drawing from Vanity Fair''s archival material dating as far back as 1913. Features photography by early greats such as Man Ray, Alfred Steiglitz, Cecil Beaton, and Edward Steichen, to the work of famous contemporary talents including Annie Leibowitz, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber and Helmut Newton. Articles authored by P.G. Wodehouse, D.H. Lawrence, and Dorothy Parker(among others), bring sharp wit and intelligent commentary to this star studded tome. The result is a stylish rendering of the history of Hollywood, reminding us of its timeless glamor and iconographic beauty.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 12.28 × 0.52 × 1.28 in

Published: August 15, 2003

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 067089141X

ISBN - 13: 9780670891412

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Vanity Fairs Hollywood

by Graydon Carter
Editor Graydon Carter
Foreword by Christopher Hitchens

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 12.28 × 0.52 × 1.28 in

Published: August 15, 2003

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 067089141X

ISBN - 13: 9780670891412

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"Vanity Fair''s Hollywood" offers a lavish visual history of a place that has commanded worldwide attention for decades with its opulent lifestyle, glamorous stars, trendsetting fashions, and above all, for movies. Depicting a century of film power and allure through top-notch photography and witty prose, this elegant book captures the Hollywood mystique that has fascinated the public since the early days of cinema. The book melds vintage with cutting-edge, drawing from Vanity Fair''s archival material dating as far back as 1913. Features photography by early greats such as Man Ray, Alfred Steiglitz, Cecil Beaton, and Edward Steichen, to the work of famous contemporary talents including Annie Leibowitz, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber and Helmut Newton. Articles authored by P.G. Wodehouse, D.H. Lawrence, and Dorothy Parker(among others), bring sharp wit and intelligent commentary to this star studded tome. The result is a stylish rendering of the history of Hollywood, reminding us of its timeless glamor and iconographic beauty.

About the Author

Graydon Carter is the editor of Vanity Fair.

Christopher Hitchens lives in Washington, D.C.

Writer and producer Dominick Dunne was born in 1926. After he left the film industry, Dunne wrote several best selling novels including People Like Us, An Inconvenient Woman, which was adapted as a TV movie, and A Season in Purgatory, which was also adapted as a TV movie. Dunne has also written Another City, Not My Own: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir.

From Our Editors

This star-studded compendium summarizes a century of Hollywood's glamour, power, glory and scandal. Vanity Fair's Hollywood is edited by Graydon Carter, David Friend and Christopher Hitchens, veterans of Britain's nosy Private Eye, famous for their muckraking and ironic sense of humour. In this delightful collection, you will find a selection of luminous images, classic essays and amusing caricatures from the archives of Vanity Fair dating back to 1914. Lavishly illustrated with 300 colour and black-and-white photographs, it also offers essays by Dorothy Parker, D.H. Lawrence and Dominck Dunn and portraits by Cecil Beaton, Annie Leibowitz and Helmut Newton.

Editorial Reviews

Cameron Crowe: "A completely stunning tour of Hollywood's past and present."

Tom Cruise: "This book is a dynamic reflection of the period and its personalities through the eyes of some great photographers."

Barry Diller: "Every page tops the one before . . . You want it to never end. Vanity Fair's evocation of Hollywood is dazzling."

Sue Mengers: "A magnificent keeper. Stunning photos of everyone I've ever wanted to know."

Martin Scorsese: "Vanity Fair's Hollywood recreates this powerful sensation. Its striking, beautiful photographs-of the icons of the studios' golden age...."

Steven Spielberg: "Here is a remarkable gallery of personal moments and uninhibited vanities captured forever...."

Gore Vidal: "Like a pair of splendid Art Deco bookends...now brought together in a single volume...a kaleidoscope of startling images and urgent voices...."

Lew And Edie Wasserman: "Vanity Fair's Hollywood brings back some wonderful memories and captures the glamour and excitement of the entertainment community."

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