The Fifties in Vogue.
Drake, Nicholas; Hepburn, Audrey (foreword).
Place Published: London:
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co,
Date Published: 1987.
Description: FIRST AMERICAN EDITION 1ST PRINTING. 160 pages with index filled with numerous black & white and color photos and illustrations from the pages of Vogue. The book is in FINE condition. The jacket is in NEAR FINE condition with slight fading to spine. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treasures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor...and other curious people. Dust jacket cover reads: "The Fifties in Vogue presents a fresh view of one of the most exhilarating decades of this century. As the hardships and privations of the post-war period drew to a close, life became exciting again-there was a whole new world brimming with talent in the arts, films, the theater, in literature and the media. Here is the story of the post-war boom, emerging like a phoenix from austerity and shortages, as it was reflected in Vogue, the most influential and stylish magazine of the time. A blossoming new consumer culture in America and in Europe became 'the affluent society' and with it arrived the age of television, jet travel and satellites in space. There were new movements, new fashions, new labels; jazz discovered Cool, the teenager was invented and with Bill Haley and Elvis Presley in the charts, the world was rock'n'rolling round the clock. Sex symbols Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot and antiheroes Marlon Brando and James Dean molded a new image on the screen, while John Osborne gave the rebel a name and a cause. Vogue was there to chronicle the times in its own inimitable style, through the lenses of such photographers as Irving Penn, Cecil beaton, and Norman Parkinson and the work of such writers as diverse as Truman Capote and Dylan Thomas. Today there is a renewed interest in every aspect of the Fifties-particularly in the arts, literature, and design of the decade which has left its indelible mark on the post-war world. In the pages of The Fifties in Vogue, drawn from the cream of contemporary American, British and French Vogue, the Fifties live again. Includes: The Coronation, Faces in Vogue, Society Abroad, Society At Home, Having a Ball, Theatre Bouquets, Art and Artists, Song & Dance, Rock 'N Jazz, The Big Screen, Vogue's Book Bag, Ballet-Hoo, Music Notes, Design for Living, the Comic Spirit, The Gastronomic Map, Pictures of Christmas, Advertising in Vogue. " SEE ALSO these other related titles: THE THIRTIES IN VOGUE and SOCIETY IN VOGUEEdition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj
Book Id: 18979