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Unmistakably Mackie : the fashion and fantasy of Bob Mackie
DeCaro, Frank.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Universe, [1999]

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144 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
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TT505.M33 D33 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Profiles the work of fashion designer Bob Mackie through photographs and celebrity commentary.

Author Notes

Frank DeCaro is a writer and performer who was born in New York and grew up in New Jersey. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and hosts his own live national talk show The Frank DeCaro Show on Sirius Satellite.

DeCaro's books are A Boy Named Phyllis: A Suburban Memoir, Unmistakably Mackie: The Fashion and Fantasy of Bob Mackie, and The Dead Celebrity Cookbook. His comic essays are included in Out, Loud, & Laughing, Out in All Directions, How to Live a Sitcom Life, Promotion in the Advertising Environment, and The Q Guide to the Golden Girls.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Dorothy Twining GlobusCarol Bumett
A Message from FITp. 6
Forewordp. 7
Introduction: Bob Mackie: Making Fantasies Realp. 8
Chapter 1 The Allure of Technicolor: Growing Up at the Movies-- A Conversation with Ray Aghayanp. 18
Chapter 2 Glamour Girls (and Boys)-- A Conversation with Ann-Margretp. 28
Chapter 3 Making Specials a Specialty-- A Conversation with Mitzi Gaynorp. 48
Chapter 4 A Fashion Show Every Week-- A Conversation with Cher-- QandA: Bob Mackie on Cherp. 62
Chapter 5 I Saw it in the Window and I Just Couldn't Resist It-- A Conversation with Carol Burnett-- QandA: Bob Mackie on The Carol Burnett Showp. 72
Chapter 6 Showgirls: Defining Las Vegas-- A Conversation with RuPaulp. 94
Chapter 7 Designing For Hollywood-- A Conversation with Bernadette Petersp. 103
Chapter 8 Going Public: Designing for the Theater, Opera, and Ballet-- A Conversation with Angela Lansburyp. 113
Chapter 9 Barbiep. 126
Chapter 10 Bringing Hollywood to Seventh Avenuep. 134