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Angus McBean : face-maker /
Adrian Woodhouse.
imprint
London : Alma Books, 2006.
description
408 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1846880084 (hbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
London : Alma Books, 2006.
isbn
1846880084 (hbk.)
standard identifier
9781846880087
catalogue key
6003617
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Adrian Woodhouse . . . has written a lively, affectionate, and well-researched book . . . the biography will be essential reading for all devotees of theater, photography, and higher gossip." The Daily Mail
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Facemaker' is the first full-length biography of Angus McBean, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, whose 'surreal' and romantic portraiture of iconic film stars and musicians is still imitated throughout the world in fashion images and pop videos.
Long Description
Drawing from a multitude of direct sources and recorded interviews, Adrian Woodhouse tells the authoritative, unexpurgated story of McBean's dramatic life, from his humble origins in South Wales to his arrest, trial and imprisonment during the Second World War for homosexuality; from his rise, fall and resurgence in the world of photography to his final years in Suffolk. Full of scandal and controversy, rich with previously untold anecdotes and revelations about his famous subjects--who included Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Maria Callas and the Beatles--Face-maker provides the private and the official portrait of a man who helped define the look of an age.
Main Description
Facemaker is the first full-length biography of Angus McBean, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century, whose surreal and romantic portraiture of iconic film stars and musicians is still imitated throughout the world in fashion images and pop videos. Drawing from a multitude of direct sources and recorded interviews, Adrian Woodhouse tells the authoritative, unexpurgated story of McBean's dramatic life, from his humble origins in South Wales to his arrest, trial and imprisonment during World War II for homosexuality; from his rise, fall, and resurgence in the world of photography to his final years in Suffolk. Full of scandal and controversy, and rich with previously untold anecdotes and revelations about his famous subjects like Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Maria Callas, and the Beatles, Facemaker provides the private and the official portrait of a man who helped define the look of an age.
Table of Contents
Prologuep. 3
p. 7
p. 25
p. 49
p. 77
p. 95
p. 113
p. 143
p. 165
p. 199
p. 219
p. 241
p. 263
p. 281
p. 305
p. 327
Epiloguep. 359
Notesp. 367
Indexp. 387
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