Simon & Schuster. New York. 1959. Folio. 151, (1)pp. Original white paper-covered boards, original acetate dust wrapper, and original slipcase. Acetate overlay chipping/loss to upper top right and lower bottom left. Slipcase has wear to edges and some spotting.
Richard Avedon's first collection of photographs. This ground breaking book, a collaboration begun several years earlier between Avedon and Capote who contributed the narrative of Avedon's subjects, including Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Arthur Miller, Coco Chanel, Mae West, Louis Armstrong, Humphrey Bogart, Ezra Pound, W. Somerset Maugham, Isak Dinesen, Judy Garland, Igor Stravinsky, Katherine Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Humphrey Bogart, Buster Keaton, and others.