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Vanity Fair

The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images

By Graydon Carter; David Friend

Harry N. Abrams, Hardcover, 9780810972988, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

"Vanity Fair: The Portraits" brings together 300 iconic portraits from "Vanity Fair"'s 95-year history in a remarkable book that captures the image of modern famethe magical thing that happens when individual talent and beauty (and sometimes genius) is caught in the spotlight of popular curiosity and passion. The photographersfrom Edward Steichen and Cecil Beaton to Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testinoare a glittering and celebrated group themselves. Their portraits have become the iconic likenesses of the best-known figures from the worlds of art, film, music, sports, business, and politics.From legends such as Pablo Picasso, Amelia Earhart, Cary Grant, and Katharine Hepburn to the stars, writers, athletes, style icons, and titans of business and politics of today, "Vanity Fair: The Portraits" offers an authoritative roster of talent and glamour in the 20th century.

About the Author
Graydon Carter is the editor of "Vanity Fair." David Friend is editor of creative development at "Vanity Fair" and author of "Watching the World Change."Christopher Hitchens is a journalist, literary critic, and social commentator. He is the author most recently of the bestselling "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything."Terence Pepper, curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London, was awarded an OBE for services to photography and art.