Hollywood Poolside

Classic Images of Legendary Stars

by Frans Evenhuis and Robert Landau

Ingenue Marilyn Monroe at the Hotel Bel-Air. Ronald Reagan -- buff, tan, and headed for the White House. Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Bogie and Bacall -- 140 images, originally intended for fan magazines and newspapers, comprise a fascinating "family album" of the world's best-loved stars. Hollywood Poolside: Classic Images of Legendary Stars is a collection of these mesmerizing, rare photographs of celebrities posed at poolside, photos orignally intended for fan magazines and newspapers. Today these images comprise a fascinating "family album" of the film industry's best-loved stars and the fabulous lifestyle they lived. Or perhaps these classic photos simply reinforce the fabled lifestyle that studio publicitiy agents created that the stars didn't want to live. Throughout Hollywood Poolside; Classic Images of Legendary Stars, authors Frans Evenhuis and Robert Landau, juxtapose the realities of the stars lives with the mythical quiality of the photographs, creating a nostalgic and study of Hollywood dream-making.

  • "Hollywood Poolside plunges us back into the era when glamour was still wet behind the ears." -- People Magazine
  • ". . . a kind of 'Where have you gone, Esther Williams?' in this fabulous homage." --Entertainment Weekly
  • 128 pages
  • 140 black and white images
  • 10x7.5"
  • softcover: ISBN 1-883318-19-X; $19.95
$19.95 USD