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I confess that I was rationally aware that I was well outside the target audience when I purchased this kindlebook Slim Aarons Women by Laura Hawk (author) Slim Aarons (photographer) via Amazon by the August 24, 2018 timeframe. Still, I am glad to have followed my intuition to obtain The kindlebook Slim Aarons Women which has the following images and details in this bright/vibrant kindlebook: a picture of two women who were a significant part of Slim Aarons life his wife Rita Dewart Aarons pictured in Monaco in 1956 and a 1960 Bedford New York picture of Mary Aarons, a picture of society decorator Lady Anne Orr Lewis, a picture of Austrian princess and socialite Manni Wittgenstein, a picture of Avon heiress baroness Terry Von Pantz, a picture of Roman photographer Elisabetta Catalano, a 1961 picture of Tania Mallet in the Bahamas an English model who played a role of Tilly Masterson in the James Bond film Goldfinger who is also listed to have a flourishing model career at 74 years of age at the time of the writings, pic of Christina Onassis daughter of the Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis Palm Beach 1968, a 1959 poolside photo of socialite Alice Tipping in Palm Beach, a 1961 picture of Inge Morath who is listed to be an Austrian born photographer who started her career in Paris in 1953, some of Morath’s notable work was of Marilyn Monroe whom she photographed on the set of the Misfits in 1960, Inge Morath’s daughter is Rebecca Miller a screenwriter and director, a picture of Lake Como Italy in 1983, a 1985 picture of Britta Mese in Portofino Italy a chance encounter with her on a stroll before dinner landed Slim Aarons a Town & Country Cover, One of Slim Aarons popular beloved photographs titled Kings of Hollywood which shows Clark Gable Van Heflin Gary Cooper and James Stewart at a New Year’s party at a place called the Romanoffs in Beverly Hills California in 1957, Slim Aarons Eva Garbor and Philip Shell at a formal event in the 1950s, a picture of Slim Aarons leaving a plane in 1955 and another picture of actress Joan Fontaine while in Rome filming her movie September Affair in 1949 and more.
Some years ago, I bought Once Upon a Time, a collection of the society photography of Slim Aarons. I loved that work and had to admire Aarons' working philosophy. After World War II service, he decided "I'm going to have fun photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places". Well, compared to some philosophies people have followed over the last few decades, that one isn't too bad. A few days ago I was reading the Daily Mail and it had a feature on this, a new collection. Amazon had it and an uncle and aunt had recently sent me a gift card, so everything came together quite well. This is another fine book of Aarons' photos. Laura Hawk, who worked as an assistant to Aarons, provides the commentary and gives us a good idea of what it was like to work for the man (he could be charming and brilliant but also demanding and difficult). The cover has one of my favorite Aarons photos; it was also in Once Upon a Time. This volume has additional outtakes and these show just how bad 1970's fashion could be. There are great pictures of royalty, celebrities and the wealthy as well as stories about who these people are and how some of the shots came together. If you like the work of Slim Aarons, you will not be disappointed.
I have several books on the photography of Slim Aarons, so this in an addition to my collection. While one might expect this to be an entirely VISUAL experience, indeed, I found the STORY as written by his long-time assistant, the author of this book, to be equally if not more engaging, giving insight into the man and the circumstances behind these photos, ENRICHING the experience and transporting one to a world long ago and far away … highly recommended.