By (author) David Wills
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Marilyn Monroe by David Wills
Book DescriptionThere have been many Marilyn photo books - but nothing like this. Australian-born curator and preservationist David Wills has accrued one of the world's largest independent archives of original Marilyn Monroe photographs. Now, in "Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis", he has gathered spectacular work of the key Marilyn photographers - and dozens of unknowns - to create the most dazzling portfolio of images from every period in Marilyn Monroe's life, from her earliest sittings in 1942 till just weeks before her death two decades later. With more than two hundred first-generation photos - including countless luminous, unseen color photos from the very start of her career - "Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis" chronicles her meteoric rise from a humble catalog model to one of the most recognized faces in history. No other book even comes close.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780062036193
Classification: Individual actors & performers , Photographs: portraits
Format: Hardback (292mm x 229mm x 33mm)
Imprint: It Books
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2011
Country of Publication: United States
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Books By Author David Wills
Hollywood in Kodachrome, Hardback (November 2013)
Photographed using late 1940s sheet Kodachrome - a film stock that remains legendary for its tonal range, color accuracy, and detail, this book presents a gallery of hundreds of full-color photos of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age. It features Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, among others.
Audrey: The 60s, Hardback (November 2012)
A collection of pictures from Audrey Hepburn's key photographers, chronicling her life and career in the 1960s and including reminiscences from friends, photographers, work associates, and designers.
Gift of Death, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by David Wills
Explores questions first introduced in the author's book "Given Time" about the limits of the rational and responsible that one reaches in granting or accepting death, whether by sacrifice, murder, execution, or suicide. This work also uses the story of the flood in "Genesis" as an embarkation point for a consideration of divine sovereignty.
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Author Biography - David Wills
Australian-born David Wills is an author, independent curator, photographic preservationist, and editor who has accrued one of the world's largest independent archives of original photographs, negatives, and transparencies. He has contributed material to many publications and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Wills has produced a series of photography exhibitions based on images from his archive. His shows include Murder, Models, Madness: Photographs from the Motion Picture Blow-Up; Edie Sedgwick: Unseen Photographs of a Warhol Superstar; Blonde Bombshell; James Bond; Women with Issues: Photographs from the Motion Picture Valley of the Dolls; and Warhology. In 2002 Wills photo-edited Bernard of Hollywood's Ultimate Pin-up Book, in 2008 he coauthored Veruschka, in 2010 he authored Ara Gallant featuring an introduction by Angelica Huston, in 2011 he wrote Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis, and in 2012 he authored Audrey: The 60s. His books and exhibitions have received major profiles in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, American Photo, Vogue, and Time. He has also written articles on photography and popular culture for publications including the Huffington Post, V Magazine, and Palm Springs Life.
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