Item description for Mae West (Movie Icons) by Paul Duncan, Dominique Mainon & James Ursini...
Overview A series of photo books that feature famous personalities in the history of cinema. These books contains 150 portraits, posters and lobby cards, rare film stills, and photos showing the stars as they really are.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
ISBN 382282321X ISBN13 9783822823217
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More About Paul Duncan, Dominique Mainon & James Ursini
Paul Duncan found himself in the right place at the right time as South Africa came into its own with creative design and decor a few years ago. He was the highly successful editor of Conde Nast House & Garden and has had the opportunity to work with the best local and international photographers - notably Fritz von der Schulenberg - as well as art directors and features writers to capture the outstanding interiors put together by interior designers such as Graham Viney, Stephen Falcke, Stefan Antoni and Boyd Ferguson, architects like Johann Slee and Silvio Rechs and inspired homemakers from Sandton to Graaff Reinet to Plettenberg Bay. Paul Duncan is now Head of Design, Menswear & Homeware at Woolworths and as involved with design and South African innovation as ever, with more books in the pipeline.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mae West (Movie Icons)?
Mae West: The Original Sex And The City Icon May 31, 2008
Decades before Candace Bushnell conceived Sex And The City, Mae West was experiencing the lifestyle loud and proud. West's Broadway play, "SEX" which premiered in 1926, was so far ahead of its time, she had to soften the blow of its content and make it safe for mass consumption by placing the setting in the Bowery of the 1890's complete with period piece costumes. West's vision of SEX was not an escape into the fantasy of the past, but a journey into the possibilities of the future. Taschen's latest addition to their Movie Icons series, Mae West, is depicted in a stunning collection of mostly black and white stills from her films and stage productions, many never published before, wearing gowns designed by Travis Banton, Schiaparelli, Walter Plunkett, and Edith Head. A pleasant surprise is the inclusion of several rare advertisements that Paramount and Columbia Pictures utilized in promoting these films at the time of their original release. The only disappointment is the rather weak commentary. In an attempt to appeal to three different markets, Taschen has printed the accompanying text in English, German and French, leaving a lot to be desired. However, the superior production values and low price make this volume a must have for West aficionados.
Very Impressive! May 23, 2008
As a Mae West collector of almost 3 decades, I can be quite the skeptic when it comes to new Mae West items. This book just arrived in the mail and I was instantly impressed with the quality. They have clearly produced the rare color photos within, from original transparencies or had them beautifully color corrected! There are also many rare behind-the-scenes photos I have never seen before. Most of the book contains black and white photos, all very fine quality. It is mainly photos and what little text there is, is usually WAY off in terms of correct information, indicating very little research (probably an hour online one night!).There is no new insight, but this particular book is not really for that purpose, as it is part of a larger series of "icons" of which Mae West certainly is. This book is for the adoring Mae West fan or someone who is collecting the whole 'Icon' series from this company. I know my friends will love it!