PICTURE POST IDOLS by Jon Savage
Picture Post captured on camera the essence of the years from 1938 and 1957, and became the most popular and influential magazine of the era. Based on high-quality photographs from the magazine's archives, this is a celebration of the men and women who became the idols and image-makers of a reverent public. Combining the great names of the music, stage and screen worlds, the book offers a blend of classic glamour-shots and the sort of behind-the-scenes coverage for which Picture Post was renowned. Among those featured are Vera Lynn, James Dean, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Peggy Ashcroft, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Sabrina and Marilyn Monroe.