In it's first year-end double issue in 1974-and every December since- People selected the newsmakers and stars it considered the 25 Most Intrigiguing People of the Year. These were not necessarily the most important personages, the most weighty and wise, though many met that standard. Rather they were the headliners whose deeds and misdeeds most captivated the public impagination, best captured the spirit of the times.
This book collects and celebrates 10 decades of Intriguers, creating a keepsake album of pop culture personalities who defined our century, featuring some of the most memorable pictures ever shot.
History provides fascinating perspetives. Could Madonna have existed without Monroe, and what did Marilyn owe to th "It Girl," Clara Bow? Where would Rosanne have been without Lucy- or Oprah without Johnny? John and Jacqueline Kennedy built on the legacy of that earlier White House power couple , Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Martin Luther King Jr. followed in the courageous footsteps of Mohandas Ghandi. Before Jim Henson's Big Bird came Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp.
Here you will meet faves and knaves , coquttes and creators, presidents and pioneers- more than 150 extraordinary men and women, from "Larger Than Life" legends like Presley and Picasso and the luminous Hepburns ( Audrey and Katharine) to "Trailblazers" like Jackie Robinson, Betty Friedan and Pope John Paul II; 'Tastemakers" like Walt Disney, Coco Chanel and Dr. Spock; and colorful often tragic , figures who were " Gone Too Soon" including James Dean Arthur Ashe, Patsy Cline and Gilda Radner. As always, People deftly combines fact and fun to make this a book you will enjoy and revisit.
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Time-Life Books; Collectors Edition edition (January 1998)
Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches