The Most Beautiful Man in the World: Paul Swan, from Wilde to Warhol

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U of Nebraska Press, 01.01.2006. - 278 страница
When Andy Warhol cast Paul Swan (1883?1972) in three films in the mid-1960s, he knew that the octogenarian had once been internationally hailed as ?the most beautiful man in the world? and as ?Nijinsky?s successor.? Arthur Hammerstein had advertised Swan as ?a reincarnated Greek God,? and George and Ira Gershwin had celebrated his beauty in their musical Funny Face.

What Warhol didn?t know was that Swan had also been called ?America?s Leonardo,? portrait artist of the famous and the infamous, including writer Willa Cather, aviator Charles Lindbergh, British Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald, and dictator Benito Mussolini. This book is the first to tell Swan?s story, from his days as a world-famous dancer and artist, through his film career?which ran from silent pictures, including De Mille?s Ten Commandments (1923), to Warhol?s Camp, Paul Swan, and Paul Swan I-IV (1965)?to his portrait painting late in life when Nelson Rockefeller?s children, Malachy McCourt, and Pope Paul VI were among his subjects.

With unprecedented access to Swan?s scrapbooks, letters, diaries, and an unpublished memoir that tells the story of a bisexual man trying to build a public life in perilous times, Janis and Richard Londraville reconstruct the intriguing life of this uniquely interesting figure, whose story, although widely glossed in the press, was until now never fully known.

 

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MAN IN THE WORLD: Paul Swan, from Wilde to Warhol

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A biography that rescues sculptor-painter-dancer-actor Paul Swan from near-obscurity.When Andy Warhol filmed interviews with Swan in 1965, he reignited interest in the man, then 82. The Londravilles ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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Andy Warhol and the Rebirth of Paul Swan
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Cold Comfort Farm 18801897
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Mentors and Lovers 18971906
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Apprentice to Adonis 19061911
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Americas Premier Dancer 19111921
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All the Worlds a Stage 19211925
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Death and the Celebrity 19261929
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Ateliers 19301933
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Farewells 19381939
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The Carnegie Club 19401950
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Holding On 19511960
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Diminuendo 19611972
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Notes
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Bibliography
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Index
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Winds of War 19331938
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Janis Londraville is a fellow at the Center for Independent Scholars, Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, and holds a guest appointment on the English faculty at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Richard Londraville is a professor emeritus of English at the State University of New York at Potsdam. The Londravilles are the authors of Dear Yeats, Dear Pound, Dear Ford: Jeanne Robert Foster and Her Circle of Friends and Too Long a Sacrifice: The Letters of Maud Gonne and John Quinn. Emily W. Leider is a poet, an editor, and the author of Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino and Becoming Mae West.

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