Signed Limited First Edition 1973 Of Norman Mailers Marilyn
Excerpt from Bauman Rare Books. ITS THE STAR SYSTEM IN LITERATURE (PAULINE KAEL): SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION. SIGNED BY MAILER AND LAWRENCE SCHILLER, WITH OVER 100 COLOR AND BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAVURES. (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1973). Square quarto, original debossed ivory silk, marbled. Clamshell box with photographic print (3 by 4-1/3 inches) tipped to front cover. Signed limited first edition of Mailers controversial biography of Monroe, signed by by Mailer and photographer Lawrence Schiller, lavishly illustrated with nearly 100 large photogravures, many in color, by photographers such as Richard Avedon, Bruce Davidson, Inge Morath, Philippe Halsman and Elliott Erwitt, in original ivory silk. Norman Mailers profusely illustrated novel biography of Marilyn Monroe sparked a furor on publication for setting the facts of her life and career within the contours of what he describes as a literary hypothesis of a possible Marilyn Monroe who might actually have lived and fit most of the facts. To famed critic Pauline Kael, with Marilyn , even at its most outlandish, Mailer understands how Hollywood uses its starlets and how Monroe the star might have reacted to that usage Though its a bumpy ride, the book still goes like a streak. His writing is close to the pleasures of movies You read him with a heightened consciousness because his performance has zing.
Its the star system in literature; you can feel him bucking for the big time, and when he starts flying its so exhilarating you want to applaud (New York Times). Issued the same year as a first. Featuring over 90 color and black-and-white photogravures after images by Eve Arnold, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Inge Morath, Philippe Halsman, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt and many more. And text fresh and clean, light edge-wear to clamshell box.
A scarce mint condition signed copy. The item "SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION 1973 OF NORMAN MAILERS MARILYN" is in sale since Friday, January 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Nonfiction". The seller is "sfpotcarrier" and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Binding: Hardcover
- Subject: Biography & Autobiography
- Topic: Celebrity/Photography
- Origin: American
- Printing Year: 1973
- Year Printed: 1973
- Special Attributes: Clamshell Box
- Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Place of Publication: New York
- Region: North America
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Author: Norman Mailer
- Publication Year: 1973
- Language: English
- Format: Paperback