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The Look (Signed)

Blanchard, Nina, and Peter Barsocchini

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ISBN 10: 0525937951 / ISBN 13: 9780525937951
Published by Dutton, New York, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo. First printing. Book is As New, crisp and clean--tiny stain in gutter of one page. Unclipped dust jacket has a half-inch scrape on edge. SIGNED and inscribed on title page by Nina Blanchard, the late head of a noted L.A. modeling agency, who wrote this novel about the world of modeling with co-author Peter Barsocchini. 354 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 73637

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Title: The Look (Signed)

Publisher: Dutton, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition

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A top modeling agent draws on her insider's knowledge to create the story of Jessica Cartwright, the head of a modeling agency who fights to save her clients from becoming sexual pawns. 25,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

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Models and the men who use them for profit and other base needs wallow in a mudslide of glitz, sleaze and money in a debut blatantly tailored to prurient interest. Blanchard, the modeling agent who discovered Cheryl Tiegs, among others, and Barsocchini (Ghost) deliver a facile tale about the ugly business of beautiful women. Forty-year-old Jessica Cartwright is one of the industry's top agents, best known for creating supermodel Caddie Dean, taking her from troubled teen to the cover of Time. Caddie has a sordid, painful past, and her present is not much better, given the violent and greedy husband who's determined to ride her star to compensate for his own insufficiencies. Jessica, a fair-dealing, level-headed businesswoman, tends to her charge's public image and private anguish. But her world is rocked when self-styled rival agent Garret Stowe takes the modeling world by storm and stealth, ruthlessly using the women he holds in sexual thrall. Soon, Jessica finds herself vying with Garret for Caddie and other top models in the international high-fashion capitals, and the novel gathers suspense. Blanchard appears to be settling some scores here, and perhaps readers in the know will be able to suss them out through the whiff of roman a clef that hovers over the book. This is lurid fare, stocked with plenty of sex and violence, written in prose that's as subtle as a gob of pancake makeup and peopled by characters who are easily as animated as the most lively department store manikins. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selections.
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Warwick Books, is an Internet-only bookseller that specializes in hard-to-find books for avid readers and collectors. Many of our books are out of print. Specialties include literature, signed firsts, art and photography, design, illustrated books, cookbooks, field guides, children's books, needlecraft books, and Americana. We recently acquired a large private collection of books on military history. The focus is on World War II as well as aviation history. Warwick Books is a member of IOBA, the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

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