Facemaker is the first full-length biography of Angus McBean, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century, whose surreal and romantic portraiture of iconic film stars and musicians is still imitated throughout the world in fashion images and pop videos. Drawing from a multitude of direct sources and recorded interviews, Adrian Woodhouse tells the authoritative, unexpurgated story of McBean’s dramatic life, from his humble origins in South Wales to his arrest, trial and imprisonment during World War II for homosexuality; from his rise, fall, and resurgence in the world of photography to his final years in Suffolk. Full of scandal and controversy, and rich with previously untold anecdotes and revelations about his famous subjects like Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Maria Callas, and the Beatles, Facemaker provides the private and the official portrait of a man who helped define the look of an age.
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Adrian Woodhouse is a journalist, writer, and lecturer in photography, the media, and the arts. Previously the editor of the Londoner’s Diary in the Evening Standard, he contributes to Country Life, Homes & Gardens, Tatler, and Telegraph Magazine. His other books include Beresford Egan, Eighties In the Shade, and Susie Cooper.Review:
"Adrian Woodhouse . . . has written a lively, affectionate, and well-researched book . . . the biography will be essential reading for all devotees of theater, photography, and higher gossip." —The Daily Mail
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Book Description Quartet Books, 1982. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95872852
Book Description Quartet Books. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2789899398
Book Description INTERLINK BOOKS. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Photography>Photographers. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978070430040800. Bookseller Inventory # 01978070430040800
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004453157
Book Description Quartet Books, London , England, 1982. Paper Back. Book Condition: Good. Clean internally and lightly used. A little creasing to corners and some shelfwear and edgewear to the covers. Well illustrated with black and white photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 6008294
Book Description Quartet Books, 1982. Oversize Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Thus. Very nice copy with creaseless covers and spine, very lightly bumped corners, text/interior unmarked in any way. Filled with full-page b&w photos. Size: XL. Bookseller Inventory # 119996
Book Description Quartet Books, London, 1982. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. posted june 2006. clean, tight copy. Bookseller Inventory # 003606
Book Description Quartet, USA, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Photographs By Angus McBean (illustrator). First Edition. WE SPECIALIZE IN PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS. From the shelf in our private library. Foreword by Snowdon who declared McBean a genius. Cecil Beaton called him the best photographer in the country. 17 pages of text and biography followed by 119 B&W plates. Includes a full list of plates - mainly 1930s to 1960s - by McBean [1904-1990] who made his name photographing the great stars of the stage from Edith Evans to the Beatles. Blending wit, drama and fantasy with the skill of a master photographer, Angus McBean has been one of the greatest influences on theatrical and portrait photography. Missing title page, otherwise Contents Fine in slightly creased card covers. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # P20274
Book Description Quartet, London, 1982. Original Wraps. Book Condition: Very Good. McBean, Angus (illustrator). First Edition. Previous owner's name on first page. Creasing to bottom corner of front cover and to corners of first 10 pages. Crease to bottom corner of rear cover. Light wear to covers. First printing. Paperback original. Large format. Bookseller Inventory # 003850
Book Description Quartet Books, London, 1982. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. Uninscribed, tiny crease to one rear corner. Bookseller Inventory # 1594