Stars in My Eyes

Paperback | February 6, 2011

byDon Bachardy

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Stars in My Eyes is a revealing and entertaining collection of celebrity portraits, rendered both in acute drawings and in finely observed prose. In the 1970s and 1980s, internationally known artist Don Bachardy made portraits from life, depicting the actors, writers, artists, composers, directors, and Hollywood elite that he and his partner Christopher Isherwood knew. He then made detailed notes about these portrait sittings in the journal he has kept for more than forty years. The result is a unique document: we enter the mind of the artist as he records the images and behavior of his celebrity subjects—from Ruby Keeler and Barbara Stanwyck to Jack Nicholson and Linda Ronstadt—during their often intense collaboration with him.

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Stars in My Eyes is a revealing and entertaining collection of celebrity portraits, rendered both in acute drawings and in finely observed prose. In the 1970s and 1980s, internationally known artist Don Bachardy made portraits from life, depicting the actors, writers, artists, composers, directors, and Hollywood elite that he and his p...

Don Bachardy lives in Santa Monica, California. His drawings and paintings are in the collections of many major art museums, including the Metropolitan in New York, the de Young in San Francisco, the Fogg in Cambridge, the Smithsonian in Washington, and the National Portrait Gallery in London. He has published six other books of his dr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.6 inPublished:February 6, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299167348

ISBN - 13:9780299167349

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Table of Contents

Illustrations

Introduction

Bette Davis
Myrna Loy
Paulette Goddard
Alice Faye
Ruby Keeler
Ginger Rogers
Aaron Copland
Joan Blondell
Ingrid Bergman
Alec Guiness
Peter Pears
Charlotte Rampling
Joan Fontaine
Maggie Smith
Louise Brooks
James Merrill
Barbara Stanwyck
Olivia de Havilland
Mia Farrow
Linda Ronstadt
Irwin Shaw
Iris Murdoch
Henry Fonda
William Wyler
Vincente Minnelli
Laurence Olivier
Julian Schnabel
Ellsworth Kelly
Jill St. John
Allen Ginsberg
Jack Nicholson
Helmut Newton
Jerry Brown

Editorial Reviews

“Bachardy is both a great conversationalist-in-print and a fine, fine artist. The combination is unbeatable.”—Peter Plagens, art critic, Newsweek