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4.0 out of 5 stars Reveries
ONCE UPON A TIME is an apropos title for this photomontage of a book. Slim Aarons has the enviable job as a photographer of capturing the rich and famous in their haunts around the world. Now that doesn't seem like a worthy topic for a book, especially now that the factions between the rich and not rich are taking a lot of space in the media. But taking this book as a...
Published on February 9, 2006 by Grady Harp

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2.0 out of 5 stars Rehash of previous work
I was so disappointed. This book is about 80% material that was previously published in a much classier book, A Wonderful Time. Readers lucky enough to have the earlier book should not waste their money on this rehash.
Published on January 3, 2006 by Country Girl


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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rehash of previous work, January 3, 2006
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Country Girl (Long Valley, NJ United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Slim Aarons: Once Upon A Time (Hardcover)
I was so disappointed. This book is about 80% material that was previously published in a much classier book, A Wonderful Time. Readers lucky enough to have the earlier book should not waste their money on this rehash.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reveries, February 9, 2006
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This review is from: Slim Aarons: Once Upon A Time (Hardcover)
ONCE UPON A TIME is an apropos title for this photomontage of a book. Slim Aarons has the enviable job as a photographer of capturing the rich and famous in their haunts around the world. Now that doesn't seem like a worthy topic for a book, especially now that the factions between the rich and not rich are taking a lot of space in the media. But taking this book as a memento of a time lost, a time when leisure meant beautiful places, elegant food and drink and fashion, passages to spas such as Portofino just for the beauty of the views, turning the pages of this book with that state of mind results in some lovely reveries of how things used to be.

Slim Aarons followed the genteel folk around the globe and while his 'portraits' are not the usual stiff and staid formats, his glimpses of people within the environs is unparalleled. For many the views of the scenery, landscapes, seascapes, wondrous architecture, the concert halls, all captured in alluring light, will be the highlight of this volume. The overall feeling of browsing through Aarons' memoir-like photographs is one of traveling back in time, almost with a fairytale like imagery.

For armchair historians, sociologists, and lovers of foreign places this book will satisfy. Though the locales depicted herein still exist (for the most part) they were never as romantically inclined as Aarons makes them. Grady Harp, February 06
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars slim aarons: once upon a time, September 1, 2005
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Enjoyable reprint which gives a look at the charms, lifestyle, beauties and characters of about a half century ago..looks as if some of the photos from the original edition were not included, but not sure. Aarons is a bold and creative photographer, that's for sure. Thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Hostess Gift!, September 5, 2012
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Jeanmarie Olson (EVANSTON, IL, US) - See all my reviews
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This book, along with Aarons others are must-haves for those searching for the perfect hostess gift for the perfect hostess! They offer a glimpse into a bygone era of priviledge and elegance. I order them in multiples. The quality is top notch, and the books are unavailable in stores. They are unique, and always appreciated.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lifestyle Book lover, June 29, 2009
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I enjoyed this beautiful book full of photos from celebrities to royalty. When you review these delightful photos you really feel like you are living the lifestyle of the rich and famous.

Thank you Slim for bring the world such a glorious book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, August 23, 2010
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This book is amazing - you feel as if you are part of the scenerys when looking at the pictures. Flipping through the pages is better then a spa visit. Slim Aron really was an extraordinary talent he made photographs of REAL life - wouw!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Socially very interesting... photographically relatively interesting, January 22, 2010
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A wonderful insight into the age, the cars, the houses, the parties, the people.

Photographically of relative interest. Shot mainly in attractive period color but arguably a little posed at times. It could go a lot further.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Time, February 19, 2010
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Slim Aarons really knew how to capture beautiful moments with the jet set. If you enjoy pictures of these beautiful people and the beautiful places, then you will love this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book, November 27, 2013
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Really a neat collection of images by Slim Aarons. I really enjoyed just reliving Slim's history. He's seen some pretty amazing places and people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Once upon a time . . . and gone with the wind., June 10, 2014
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Magnificent photo journal of a grace and ease gone forever. Sad, lovely, touching, and still jaw-dropping. Get it -- you won't be sorry.
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