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A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life
NY: Harper and Row. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1974. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. 0060100168 . Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover, cream endpapers. Profusely illustrated with color photographs by Slim Aarons. "A Wonderful Time' captures magnificently the life of America's elite from coast to coast, in Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Acapulco. Drawing from thousands of pictures taken since World War II on assignments for 'Holiday', 'Town & Country', 'Harper's Bazaar', 'Life'. 'Vogue', 'Travel & Leisure', and other publications, Slim Aarons has put together the best of them - many never published before - with a narrative of his experiences and impressions while photographing American aristocrats on their estates and at play at their favorite resorts. Here are the Cushings of Newport, The Fords of Grosse Pointe, and the Rockefellers of New York; here are the kings and queens of Beverly Hills playing croquet, the Cabots sailing off Boston's North Shore, and Barry Goldwarer on the range in Arizona. Here are the Whitneys entertaining on Long Island, the Armours in their pool in Lake Forest, the Klebergs on their Texas ranch. and the scions of Palm Beach, San Francisco, and New York having a wonderful time." And from the rear cover: "'A Wonderful Time' is a book about Snowmass, Tom Watson, Nonie Phipps, Harold Vanderbilt, CeeZee Guest, Commander Whitehead, Lilly Pulitzer, New Orleans, T.S. Eloit, Jamaica, Minnie Cushing, Washington, Damon Gadd, Mrs. Atwater Kent, the Rockefellers, The King Ranch, Merle Oberon, Sugarbush, Cecil Beaton, Scottsdale, Brenda Frazier, Baltimore, Angie Duke, Palm Beach, Eva Gabor, Acapulco, Burl Ives, the Duchess of Windsor, La Jolla, Peter Widener, Babe Paley, Nassau, Roger Lion Gardiner, Mary Hemingway, Stowe, Mike Phipps, Bailey's Beach, Gloria Guinness, The Exumas, Herb Caen, Romanoff's, Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jock Whitney, The Bath and Tennis Club, Mary Martin, Aspen, Truman Capote, Hobe Sound, Cobina Wright, Howard Hughes, The Waldorf, Fleur Cowles, Peter Pulitzer, The Myopia Hunt Club, Dolly Fritz, and a lot of other people having a wonderful time.". The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. The unclipped dust jacket, now in Mylar, is lightly worn, with slight loss at the head of the spine only, else fine. FINE/VERY GOOD. . Color Photographs. Folio 13" - 23" tall. 190 pp .
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