The Resource The luminous years : portraits at mid-century, by Karl Bissinger ; introduction by Gore Vidal ; Catherine Johnson, editor

The luminous years : portraits at mid-century, by Karl Bissinger ; introduction by Gore Vidal ; Catherine Johnson, editor

Label
The luminous years : portraits at mid-century
Title
The luminous years
Title remainder
portraits at mid-century
Statement of responsibility
by Karl Bissinger ; introduction by Gore Vidal ; Catherine Johnson, editor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"These photographs capture those lost, luminous years of artistic and literary life, particularly in New York, but also in London, Paris, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. Taken together they offer a collective portrait of a cultural milieu the likes of which will not be seen again. The subjects of Karl Bissinger's photographs include the writers Truman Capote, Carson McCullers, Colette, Henry Miller, Christopher Isherwood, Aldous Huxley, James Baldwin, and Paul Bowles; musicians Hoagy Carmichael and Isaac Stern; performers Mistinguett, Carol Channing, and Beatrice Lillie; film directors David Lean, John Ford, Jean Renoir, Jean Cocteau, and Joseph von Sternberg; actors Anna Magnani, Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Katherine Hepburn, Alec Guiness, Gary Cooper, Tallulah Bankhead, Lotte Lenya, and Jean Marais; choreographers Gower Champion and Agnes de Mille; dancers Manolo Vargas and Jose Greco; singers Jennie Tourel and Juliette Greco; journalists Janet Flanner, Brendan Gill, and Walter Lippmann; artists Saul Steinberg, Raphael Soyer, and Rufino Tamayo; and a host of others." "The Luminous Years offers not only a compelling glimpse of a fleeting golden era, but also the rediscovery of an extraordinary photographic career, however brief. Many of the photographs reproduced here have not been published before and virtually all have not been seen in over fifty years."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bissinger, Karl
Dewey number
779/.2/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR681.F3
LC item number
B58 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Johnson, Catherine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bissinger, Karl
  • Celebrities
  • Portrait photography
  • Photographers
Label
The luminous years : portraits at mid-century, by Karl Bissinger ; introduction by Gore Vidal ; Catherine Johnson, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52090560
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9780810946026
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2003008504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52090560
Label
The luminous years : portraits at mid-century, by Karl Bissinger ; introduction by Gore Vidal ; Catherine Johnson, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52090560
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9780810946026
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2003008504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52090560

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