Collectors' items today, those classic movie star photos of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s recall an era when such legends of the silver screen as Greta Garbo, Loretta Young, Clark Gable, and Merle Oberon defined glamour.
What if the magical camera of one of today's best photographers were to offer similarly lush treatment to our modern-day icons? That is the inspiration behind this stunning book, an outgrowth of a celebrated display on the theme of Hollywood glamour that Len Prince created for the Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills. With the legendary Chateau Marmont as his setting, Prince immortalizes in retro glamour the likes of Aidan Quinn, Stockard Channing, Joe Mantegna, and Miss Piggy, who pose as starlets, gangsters, divas, and other figures from the past.
The brilliant eye of Len Prince has captured familiar faces in unfamiliar poses, and the resulting portraits are as surprising as they are mesmerizing. The 90 full-page, quadratone photos, together with Dominick Dunne's introduction recounting his early fascination with movie stars, form a gorgeous gift volume with splendid nostalgic appeal for movie lovers everywhere.