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Diana Ross: Going Back

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In this extraordinary "scrapbook"-a photo album as glamorous and compelling as its subject-Diana Ross has insightfully collected a treasury of filmic memories, iconic images, and personal moments from her long career.

An icon and powerful role model for four decades, she has been one of the most noticed people of our time, pictured by all the leading fashion photographers-Richard Avedon, Victor Skrebneski, and Herb Ritts, among them. From lead singer of The Supremes to one of the most successful female artist of all time, from her academy award nominated performance as Billie Holiday to her role as a muse to artists, she has been a powerful and vibrant force in American life.

Hers is an inspirational story, first told carefully in words in her 1993 memoir Secrets of a Sparrow. Here her life is daringly and lovingly assembled in pictures, many never before published, and all rich with recent history, insightful comments, and plentiful anecdotes. From fashion icon to mother at home, this is a rare self-portrait by a very special person of our time.

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Rosanne Shelnutt is a longtime associate of Diana Ross.

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Ross invites fans to tag along on her non-chronological photo journey through four decades of self-love. This 8" 11.5" coffee-table book (edited by Roseanne Shelnutt) offers more than 200 photographs of the diva, who supplies almost as many words. The main lure here is page after page of stunning photos from such master craftsmen as Herb Ritts, Harry Langdon, Richard Avedon, George Hurrell, Greg Gorman, Francesco Scavullo, Douglas Kirkland and Marc Baptiste. Ross's periodic comments alternately strive for introspection ("I am a very private person living a very public life"), display false-modesty ("My kids say, `Mom... you were hot!' That really tickles me"), offer philosophies ("I don't borrow trouble. I have fun!") and faux self-revelations ("I must say, I LOVE BIG HAIR-always have"). Her blather seldom distracts from the glorious still photographs of the seemingly ageless former Supreme. The occasional "narrative" by Tonya Bolden starts off by summing up Ross's first 20 years in one paragraph; her three other appearances do little but fan the flame of devotion to La Ross. The book ends with a very selective chronology of her career and a more complete discography. Longtime fans will find the photos Diana-mite.
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