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Title:
The blonde : a celebration of the golden era from Harlow to Monroe
Author:
Conrad, Barnaby, 1953-
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
131 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811822626

9780811825917
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In this celebration of the Golden Age of golden hair, Barnaby Conrad pays tribute to a cultural icon that changed the world. The worship of blondeness started with Jean Harlow's wise-cracking platinum vamp; overnight, blonde became the hair colour of choice for the adventurous woman and the ticket to top billing in Tinseltown. Stars like Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, and Jayne Mansfield each in her own unique way advanced the mystique of light-coloured locks. Combining fashion photography and literary excerpts with a witty text, The Blonde revels in the myth and magic of the blonde ideal.


Author Notes

Barnaby Conrad III is a painter and the author of ten books including Absinthe: History in a Bottle, published by Chronicle Books (0-8118-1650-8).