Vanity Fair 100 Years
by Graydon Carter
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100-year-old Vanity Fair, showcases a century of personality and food, art and commerce, crisis and culture-both high and low.In the sumptuous 384-page coffee table book, the editors of Vanity Fair created the definitive story of the most talked about, the magazine of our day.Since its creation in 1913, through the Jazz and Depression era, from its reincarnation in the Reagan boom boom (after 47 years of absence), to the saturated image of the Information Age, Vanity Fair has presented the modern era, as it unfolded it–with the help of the spirit, imagination, and our literary narrative.The most innovative voices in popular culture are all gathered in these pages (from Robert Benchley, Jacques Cocteau and Dorothy Parker, William Styron, Christopher Hitchens and Dominick Dunne) with the greatest magazine of illustrators, artists and photographers of all time, especially Edward Steichen and Annie Leibovitz, who, through Vanity Fair, practically invented the modern-day portrait celebrity.Writers Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger contribute writers Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger contribute an essay on the incomparable Frank Crowninshield and the birth of Jazz at the Age of Vanity Fair, Jim Windolf chronicles, the magazine’s rebirth in 1983, and Frank DiGiacomo gives the history of glamour, Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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