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Author Gundle, Stephen, 1956-

Title Glamour : a history / Stephen Gundle
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009


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Description xii, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents Glamour and modernity -- Urban enchantments -- The birth of sex appeal -- Wealth, style, and spectacle -- Café society and publicity -- The Hollywood star system -- Paris, Rome, and the Riviera -- Glamour and mass consumption -- Photography and the female image -- Style, pastiche, and excess -- Contemporary glamour
Summary Design
Glamour is one of the most tantalizing and bewitching aspects of contemporary culture. But what exactly is it? Where does it come from? How old is it? And can anyone quite capture its magic? Stephen Gundle answers all these questions and more in this first ever history of the phenomenon, from Paris in the tumultuous final decades of the eighteenth century through to Hollywood, New York, and Monte Carlo in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from the glamorous fictional characters of Walter Scott to Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, and Paris Hilton
Notes Originally published: 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Beauty, Personal -- History.
Beauty, Personal -- Social aspects.
Beauty, Personal -- England -- History.
Beauty, Personal -- France -- History.
Fashion -- History.
Fashion -- Social aspects.
Beauty, Personal.
Fashion -- England -- History.
Fashion -- History -- 20th century.
Fashion -- France -- History.
Glamour -- History.
Popular culture.
ISBN 9780199569786