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Douglas Kirkland's Light Years: Three Decades Photographing Among the Stars

Kirkland, Douglas

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ISBN 10: 050054154X / ISBN 13: 9780500541548
Published by Thames & Hudson, New York, 1989
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Fine copy flat signed by the photographer, DOUGLAS KIRKLAND, on table of contents page. In very good dust jacket with some scuffing. Minor edge wear. No significant tears or chips and not price-clipped. No remainder mark. Bookseller Inventory # 112552

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Title: Douglas Kirkland's Light Years: Three ...

Publisher: Thames & Hudson, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Light Years is the photographic autobiography of one hundred of the major performers of our time. For thirty years Douglas Kirkland's camera has brought us literally face-to-face with famous entertainers as they cavort before us. 107 color photographs.

From Publishers Weekly:

"Her attitude toward me ranged from queenly amusement to cold skepticism," fondly recalls photographer Kirkland of Coco Chanel, a subject of his lens in 1961. The result of their collaboration was friendship, as well as a "memorable lesson in eating with a knife and fork" given by the great couturier herself. Though the spirited intimacy of that encounter was not consistently duplicated in Kirkland's other assignments for Life , Look et al., the impact of the 100 "star" shots collected in this handsome volume remains uncommonly personal. Even Marilyn Monroe ("you got drunk on her as on a vapor") appears in a new and ethereal guise, no longer just a buxom big shot, while an elderly Mary Pickford seems, uncharacteristically, to ponder her mortality while standing beside an ageless Beverly Hills swimming pool. Divided into sections of pictures taken in the '60s, '70s and '80s, the book is as rich in captions--in which Kirkland proves to be a gifted raconteur--as it is in provocative and enduringly beautiful images.
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