The Allure of Beauty

The Allure of Beauty

BY Karen Durbin

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In celebration of Hollywood's legendary actresses from the 1930s to the present, Assouline, together with Elle magazine, presents The Allure of Beauty: Women in Hollywood. From Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich to Anita Ekberg and Julia Roberts, each page of this vibrant anthology radiates with provocative images of unforgettable faces and moments that have forever changed the place of women in Hollywood as well as in our culture. Elle magazine film critic Karen Durbin delves into the history of Hollywood, highlighting females who have proven their femininity, strength, and talent. The glitzy narrative accompanies a carefully researched, sexy selection of photography that captures the individuality of each woman.

10.5 x 13"
130 pages | 100 images

About the Author
Karen Durbin is the film critic for Elle magazine and contributor to The New York Times' Sunday Arts & Leisure section, for which she created and writes a regular feature on breakthrough performances in forthcoming movies. She was the film critic of Mirabella magazine and editor in chief of The Village Voice.

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