MICHAEL CAINE: 1960sGRAHAM MARSH Book Number: 85559 Product format: Hardback
'I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars', iconic words from Michael Caine himself, a man who has graced our screens as robber, Batman's butler, a spy, a drunk intellectual, as Harry Palmer, Alfie Elkins, Charlie Croker and many more beloved roles. This stunning collection of both portraits and candid shots of Caine celebrates, not only a star on the screen and the London scene, but the height of Britain's 'cool' era, the 1960s. This compendium of photos shows a star who was unquestionably glamorous but very badly behaved, accompanying the likes of Camilla Sparv in 1967, Shirley Bassey at the première of Hurry Sundown, Mia Farrow in 1966 and Nancy Sinatra in 1965, as well as running amuck with Terrence Stamp and David Warner as they hung out with the 1960s group, 'A Band of Angels'. These photographs are accompanied by pithy references, whether that is highlighting the film Caine worked on, such as a candid shot of his make up being done for The Ipcress File, or describing the star's personality, including a photo where Caine 'poses arrogantly in the centre of a group of tailor's dummies.' Marsh has selected a wonderful array of images that convey every facet of Caine's personality, and his introduction illuminates readers on the man off camera. Discover Caine's penchant for Lone Ranger flicks when he was not studying for his 11-plus exam, his position in the 'disparate coterie of friends' that Time Magazine called 'Swinging London' with Caine himself co-owning Tramp, the legendary club on Jermyn Street, and rejoice in the line 'You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off' and its title as 'favourite film one-liner' in a poll of one thousand film fans. An extraordinary collection. 9" x 11", photographs, starry index, 130pp.
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