Classic Images of Legendary Stars
by Frans Evenhuis and Robert Landau
Ingenue Marilyn Monroe at the Hotel Bel-Air. Ronald Reagan --
buff, tan, and headed for the White House. Elizabeth
Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Sophia Loren,
Bogie and Bacall -- 140 images, originally intended for fan
magazines and newspapers, comprise a fascinating "family album"
of the world’s best-loved stars. Hollywood Poolside: Classic
Images of Legendary Stars is a collection of
these mesmerizing, rare photographs of celebrities posed at
poolside, photos orignally intended for fan magazines and
newspapers. Today these images comprise a fascinating "family
album" of the film industry's best-loved stars and the fabulous
lifestyle they lived. Or perhaps these classic photos simply reinforce
the fabled lifestyle that studio publicitiy agents
created that the stars didn't want to live. Throughout Hollywood
Poolside; Classic Images of Legendary Stars, authors
Frans Evenhuis and Robert Landau, juxtapose the realities of
the stars lives with the mythical quiality of the photographs,
creating a nostalgic and study of Hollywood dream-making.
- "Hollywood Poolside plunges us back into the era when
glamour was still wet behind the ears." -- People
- ". . . a kind of ‘Where have you gone,
Esther Williams?’ in this fabulous homage." --Entertainment
The authors of Hollywood Poolside
have developed a variation of the book on the World Wide Web --
click here or on the
"Excerpts" link at right to check it out . . .
Frans Evenhuis has been a graphic designer for 30 years and
has collected poolside photos forever.
Robert Landau is a photojournalist with three books to his
credit: Billboard Art, Outrageous L.A. and Airstream.
His photography has been exhibited in galleries and museums
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140 black-and-whiite photographs; 10x7-1/2"