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The Photographs of Ron Galella 1965-1989

Stephen Bluttal (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0972778810 / ISBN 13: 9780972778817
Published by Greybull Press, U.S., Los Angeles, CA, 2003
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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This soft cover edition is limited to 4000 copies. Galella is the photographer who got all of the celebrity photos in this era that everyone wanted to see. Book has light wear to the extremities. This heavy book is clean, tight & square. First edition thus / printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # PC 95-5

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Title: The Photographs of Ron Galella 1965-1989

Publisher: Greybull Press, U.S., Los Angeles, CA

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued

Edition: First thus.

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Now in Paperback Voyeur. Bandit. Hound. Ron Galella has been called every name in the book. In 1955, fresh out of the United States Air Force, he became a paparazzo--and redefined the genre. From his notoriously obsessive treatment of Jackie Onassis and the subsequent legal battles associated with it, to his alarmingly beautiful photographs of celebrities in the 60s and 70s, Galella has always been in a category of his own. Possessed of a unique talent to catch stars at moments when they seemed most alive, most human, most stylish, Galella was able to do something no other celebrity watcher was able to do: become a star himself. Featuring images of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Cher, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Ali McGraw, Farrah Fawcett, Robert Redford, Raquel Welch, Mick Jagger and many, many more of the rich, famous and hounded.

About the Author:

Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1931, Ron Galella graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a degree in professional arts. During the Korean War, he was a ground and air photographer for the United States Air Force. In 1955, he became a freelance magazine and newspaper photographer, and went on to work for hundreds of publications around the world, including Time, Life, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, The New Yorker, the New York Times and Rolling Stone. America's most controversial celebrity photographer, he was dubbed "paparazzo extraordinaire" by Newsweek, featured on the cover of Life, punched in the jaw by Marlon Brando, beaten up by Richard Burton's bodyguards and hosed down by Brigitte Bardot.

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