Naked Hollywood. Photos by Weegee. Written by Mel Harris. Pellegrini & Cudahy, New York, 1953. Unpaged. Quarto. First edition. Hardbound with quarter cloth. Illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions.
Weegee's snarky send-up of Hollywood in the 50s, with often unflattering portraits of stars and studio back lots, paired with the unhinged, Dionysian yearning of the youthful fans. With his wry cynicism toward fame and its trappings, Weegee's follow-up to Naked City is an incredibly prescient book!
Near Fine+, with wear to extremities; personal bookplate on front pastedown; jacket Near Fine; price-clipped with small edge tears (1/4 - 1/2") with shallow creases at spine ends and upper edges;