In July 2016, English photographer and cookbook author Mary McCartney (born 1969) traveled to Paris for a special photo shoot. Over two days, McCartney would stay with her subject, Phyllis Wang, a New York-born stand-up comedian, at Wang's Saint-Germain apartment, photographing her in the nude. A mixture of black-and-white and color images, the photographs collected in this volume speak to the intimacy and trust between subject and photographer. Laid out sequentially, the photographs show the model increasingly relax in front of the camera over the course of the shoot; Wang assumes various poses and adopts various props, and an unspoken bond gradually develops between the two women. Inviting the reader into the session's humor and intimacy, the publication features Wang and McCartney's annotations alongside the photographs, each giving their own candid account of the two days.
This work is a showcase of the finest works from the archives of the Royal Photographic Society. Paralleling the visual achievements of some of the world's great photographers, the book also serves as a history of photography.
Despite an often unfair reputation as being less popular, less successful, or less refined than their bona-fide Broadway counterparts, Off Broadway musicals deserve their share of critical acclaim and study. A number of shows originally staged Off Broadway have gone on to their own successful Broadway runs, from the ever-popular A Chorus Line and Rent to more off-beat productions like Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors. And while it remains to be seen if other popular Off Broadway shows like Stomp, Blue Man Group, and Altar Boyz will make it to the larger Broadway theaters, their Off Broadway runs have been enormously successful in their own right. This book discusses more than 1,800 Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway, showcase, and workshop musical productions. It includes detailed descriptions of Off Broadway musicals that closed in previews or in rehearsal, selected musicals that opened in Brooklyn and in New Jersey, and American operas that opened in New York, along with general overviews of Off Broadway institutions such as the Light Opera of Manhattan. The typical entry includes the name of the host theater or theaters; the opening date and number of performances; the production's cast and creative team; a list of songs; a brief plot synopsis; and general comments and reviews from the New York critics. Besides the individual entries, the book also includes a preface, a bibliography, and 21 appendices including a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and lists of musicals categorized by topic and composer.
In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
A collection of rare photographs from the Royal Photographic Society traces the history of photography with a look at some of the world's oldest images; works by Stieglitz, Coburn, and Steichen; nineteenth-century travel photographs; and a host of images by unknown professional and amateur photographers.
"This book is the first comprehensive monograph on the revolutionary filmmaking team that set the standards of contemporary documentary filmmaking. With Albert behind the camera and David on sound, the Maysles brothers were pivotal to the creation of the American Direct Cinema movement of the 1950s and 60s. The recent discovery of reels of original film negative, hours of outtake material, numerous photographs, production notes and personal and business correspondance is the occasion for this retrospective publication."--BOOK JACKET.