The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930s and '40s and Our World Since Then [*SIGNED*]

By: Hunt, Marsha

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[no discernible wear to book; jacket shows some mild surface rubbing]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("To __________ / Explore and enjoy yesterday!") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. A Hollywood semi-memoir like no other, not so much about the actress-author herself (although she provides plenty of autobiographical detail) as about the fabulous clothes she wore, on- and off-screen. It's illustrated with hundreds of photographs from Miss Hunt's personal collection, a mixture of glamour/fashion portraits, scene stills and publicity shots; she herself appears in nearly every image, but you'd be dead wrong if you took this to be some kind of vanity project. It is, rather, an engaging and intelligent look at how her own career (she had been a fashion model before becoming an actresses) exemplified Hollywood's employment of women's clothing to project a certain ideal of glamour and elegance. And she wasn't just some Hollywood clothes-horse, either: although she spent the bulk of her most active years under studio contract (first at Paramount, then at M-G-M), she was outspoken and politically engaged, which ultimately landed her on the Hollywood blacklist during the McCarthy Era. [NOTE that this copy of the book has several paste-on labels on the copyright page, indicating that the author had assumed distribution of the book herself by the time of its second printing; obliterated by these labels is the address/contact information for the original publisher (which is also whited-out on the front jacket flap).] Signed by Author

Title: The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930s and '40s and Our World Since Then [*SIGNED*]

Author: Hunt, Marsha

Categories: Cinema: Biography,

Edition: 2nd printing

Publisher: (n.p.), Fallbrook Publishing, Ltd.: (c.1996)

ISBN Number: 1-882747-00-3

ISBN Number 13: 9781882747009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17912

Keywords: Fashion Hollywood Actresses Clothing Signed