10.12.2011

GARY COOPER: powerHouse Books

Gary, Van Nuys, California, 1934. From Gary Cooper: Enduring Style
by G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis (powerHouse Books)
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Gary Cooper: Enduring Style
By G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis (powerHouse Books)
Introduction by Ralph Lauren

Rocky and Gary, Southampton, New York, 1934
From Gary Cooper: Enduring Style
by G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis (powerHouse Books)

GARY COOPER: ENDURING STYLE
By G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis
Introduction by Ralph Lauren

"When Cooper played a cowboy, you really believed he was a cowboy, and when he played an international man of sophistication, he was just as believable...The real life Gary Cooper was just as authentic."–Ralph Lauren

"Gary Cooper: Enduring Style is the first monograph focused on the timeless fashion and allure of this leading man who was a fashion inspiration to his Hollywood peers, clothing designers then and now, and generations of stylish men of every social strata, across the globe. Compiled of unpublished, never-before-seen personal photographs, shot primarily by his wife Rocky, Gary Cooper captures the cars, the mansions and ranches, the guns and gear, and of course the endless outfits for every occasion that this Hollywood icon ensconced himself in throughout the years. Whether hunting with close friend Ernest Hemingway, lounging with Cary Grant, horseback, poolside, or on the beach, on-set or after-hours, in the company of royalty or cowboys, Cooper had the perfect outfit for every occasion, embodying a type of refined masculinity rarely seen and in high demand to this day."–powerHouse Books


Gary, Malibu California, 1937
From Gary Cooper: Enduring Style
by G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis (powerHouse Books)

Gary wearing a leather shirt he made by hand, Brentwood, California, 1937
From Gary Cooper: Enduring Style
by G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis (powerHouse Books)

Gary, Phoenix, Arizona, 1934. From Gary Cooper: Enduring Style
by G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis (powerHouse Books)

Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper
Super-duper

Puttin’ on the Ritz, lyrics by Irving Berlin

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Gary Cooper made almost a hundred films during his career as top box office star and won his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 1942 for Sergeant York. That same year he was directed by Frank Capra in Meet John Doe (rent it!). Ingrid Bergman collaborated with Cooper on For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), based on Cooper's friend Ernest Hemingway's novel. He made a Western comedy, Along Came Jones (1945) and starred in the original version of the Ayn Rand novel, The Fountainhead (1949) with Patricia Neal. In 1953, Cooper won his second Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in High Noon.

In 1933,
Cooper wed socialite Veronica Balfe, known as "Rocky," after several affairs with famous actresses and co-stars. Their only child, Maria, now Maria Cooper Janis, married classical pianist Byron Janis. As co-author of Gary Cooper: Enduring Style, Ms. Janis shared her parents personal photographs from their collection to create this (elegantly designed by Ruth Ansel) cloth-bound and slipcased album of 150 photographs. A Must: Watch Gary Cooper DVD's and gift this book for the Holidays.

GARY COOPER: ENDURING STYLE
By G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis
Published by powerHouse Books

7 comments:

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

that is one gorgeous man. he made the devastating beauty list on the blog a couple of years ago. I will have to get this book, great pics. pgt

Bubbashelby said...

My great grandma was Gary Cooper's housekeeper or maid or something to that effect. That's as close as I come to fame!

theplantgardener said...

style indeed

Sergio said...

Un hombre absolutamente elegante.

JL Cancio said...

I love the Frank Capra´s movies with him. Great!

Scott Waterman said...

Who today can compare with Gary Cooper?

Flowflo said...

eine sensationelle Seite! Herzliche Gratulation!

Liebe Grüße aus Wien,

Florian