Stars and Cars


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  • Hardback
  • 256 pages
  • Big stars from the world of film, the arts and nobility

Back and more magnificent than ever before. On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Irish photographer legend Edward Quinn, this ravishing illustrated book is published as a revised reprint. 150 pictures testify to the optimistic esprit of the 1950s, which was reflected in the jet-set life on the Côte d’Azur as well as in the extravagant car design. Picasso and his Hispano Suiza, Brigitte Bardot in her Lancia, Onassis in a Porsche – she and many others can be seen with their motorized jewelry.

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Weight 88 oz
Dimensions 10.63 × 13.39 in

Edward Quinn, born in Dublin in 1920, played Hawaiian guitar in Belfast and then joined the Royal Air Force. When he later came to the Côte d'Azur, he photographed statesmen, glamour girls and playboys as well as celebrities from art, music and literature. Most impressively remembered are his pictures of the still unknown Audrey Hepburn, of Grace Kelly's first encounter with Prince Rainier and of the young Brigitte Bardot. He also depicted Picasso, T. S. Eliot and Gary Cooper. With his sophisticated technique, great patience and charm, Quinn captured unforgettable moments of the post-war Riviera.