The Art of Bob Mackie (Hardcover)

The Art of Bob Mackie By Frank Vlastnik, Laura Ross, Carol Burnett (Foreword by), Cher (Afterword by), Matt Tunia (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Frank Vlastnik, Laura Ross, Carol Burnett (Foreword by), Cher (Afterword by), Matt Tunia (Contributions by)
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The first-ever, comprehensive and authorized showcase of legendary fashion designer Bob Mackie’s fabulous life and work, featuring hundreds of photos and dozens of never-before-seen sketches from his personal collection.

Cher, Carol Burnett, Bette Midler, P!nk, Tina Turner, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Diana Ross, Beyoncé, RuPaul, and Madonna...what do they all have in common? All have been dressed by Bob Mackie.

For nearly six decades, the iconic and incomparable Bob Mackie has been designing stunning, unforgettable clothing. His unique, glamorous—sometimes hilarious—creations have appeared on Broadway stages, TV screens, runways, and red carpets worldwide. For his pioneering genius and continual reinvention, he is a Tony Award and nine-time Emmy Award winner, a three-time Oscar nominee, and recipient of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. For the first time, he has granted full access to his archives and personal memories to the authors of this lavish celebration of his achievements.

The Art of Bob Mackie is the first-ever comprehensive and fully authorized book showcasing Mackie’s work, from his early days as a sketch artist for the legendary Edith Head at Paramount to his current, cutting-edge costumes for pop stars and line of accessible, wearable clothing for QVC. In addition to hundreds of glorious photos and dozens of dishy recollections from Mackie and his many muses, this gorgeous volume features never-before-seen sketches from throughout his prolific career, from Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” gown to Carol Burnett’s “Went with the Wind” curtain-rod dress, to Cher’s show-stopping 1986 Oscar look. As other designers have burst onto the scene and faded out of fashion, Mackie has soared from success to success, always remaining relevant because he has always been spectacularly fashion-forward.

With a foreword by Carol Burnett and an afterword by Cher, The Art of Bob Mackie is a stunning must-have for lovers of sequins, beads, and feathers; Broadway shows and classic television; pop music and pop culture; and fashion with incomparable flair.

About the Author


Frank Vlastnik is an author, actor, photo editor, and Broadway, television, and pop culture historian. After working for four years as an archivist/researcher in the Time/Life Picture Collection, Frank acted as photo editor for heavily illustrated books such as A Chronicle of the American Musical TheatreJerry Herman: The Lyrics, and Performance of the Century: 100 Years of Actors’ Equity Association. His first book, Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time, coauthored with Ken Bloom, was awarded the The George Freedley Memorial Award by the Theatre Library Association for its “outstanding contribution to the literature of the theatre.” He lives in New York City.

Laura Ross is an author, editor, and publishing consultant who has served as Editorial Director at Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers and Theatre Communications Group; Vice President/Director of Marketing at Pocket Books; Director of Advertising and Promotion at Simon & Schuster and Penguin Books; and the coproprietor of a book-packaging firm, Cognoscenti Books. She has also worked as a journalist, book doctor, and ghost writer of a variety of memoirs and works of narrative nonfiction. Her attributed works include a series of annotated classics, a wellness book, and several works of history, including Traveling the Silk Road and Theodore Roosevelt: A Passion to Lead. She lives in New York City.

Carol Burnett is a highly acclaimed actress known for her roles on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show. She has been honored with twelve People’s Choice Awards, eight Golden Globes, six Emmy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, and the Mark Twain Prize for Humor.

Praise For…


Exhibit[s] the brilliance that is Bob Mackie and his vast powers of imagination and creativity. . .  this is a book that must become part of your library.” –NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

The Art of Bob Mackie…is a celebration of the designer’s outrageous creativity. The compendium [is]…a 300-plus page testament to his singular talent.” NEW YORK POST

“Lavish.” –THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Filled with Mackie’s original sketches and hundreds of photos that help tell the story of his sparkling career.” –ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Lavishly illustrated. . . A must-have for the fan of glitz and glamour.” –THE BOSTON GLOBE

"The Art of Bob Mackie is a colorful and informative must-have for lovers of sequins, beads, feathers, Broadway shows, classic television, pop culture and fashion with incomparable flair.” –DESERT SUN

“The life and work of the legendary designer Bob Mackie is on resplendent display in this first-ever authorized collection. Part scrap book, part tribute (with contributions from Carol Burnett and Cher, no less), this comprehensive collection…might be the next best thing to owning one of his fantastical creations yourself.”TOWN & COUNTRY

The Art of Bob Mackie by Frank Vlastnik and Laura Ross is an authorized trip down memory lane…Fans of “lewks,”divas and Hollywood gossip will have lots to enjoy.” BOOKPAGE
Product Details
ISBN: 9781982152116
ISBN-10: 1982152117
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: November 16th, 2021
Pages: 304
Language: English

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If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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