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06.12.2011

 

Enduring Style - hunting with Ernest Hemingway, lounging with Cary Grant, NYE with James Stewart. The Gary Cooper how to look book and book signing in New York

Frank James Cooper (* 7. May 1901 in Helena, Montana, USA; died on the 13. May 1961 in Beverly Hills, California and better known as Gary Cooper) was a US-American actor and film producer. Portraying straight and heroic figures of not so many words, Cooper enjoyed an immense popularity for decades. His most famous role was the Town Marshall in the Western classic High Noon.

Now, exactly 50 years after passing away from cancer, the 'Enduring Style' book has been released, edited by G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis with a preface by Ralph Lauren and published by PowerHouse Books.

From the very beginning, Gary hailed from the upper class – his father had been a judge at the highest court of the state of Montana. The trained cartoonist / visual artist ended up in film by coincidence rather than choice, but the handsome boy soon caught the attention of Hollywood and he played his first minor role in 1926, before the talkies even.

His quiet and reserved acting hit a nerve and he played in 110 feature films up to his death, always embodying the ideal of a just and heroic US-American citizen. Including – of course – the respective looks to go with it. The new book shows us that he knew how to make an impression not only on celluloid but in real life as well.

In this day and age, when each and every D-actress has to befriend a stylist for fearing the wrath of her blogging peers, who lament the attempt to distract from a lock of personality by means of infinitely long stilettos, it is refreshing to watch a heterosexual man and his relaxed and effortless fashion sense.

Gary won three Academy Awards and was married to 'Rocky' Veronica Balfe from the NY high society since 1933. The marriage bore daughter Maria Cooper Janis, married to famous American pianist Byron Janis since 1966. Maria and her very clean style almost looks like a film star herself and if you take a close look at her, it easy to feel the coolness that radiates from the photographs of her father.

For the most part, the photographs in the book have not been released before and were taken by wife Rocky. Gary and Veronica (died in 2006) are buried on the Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary Cemetery in Southampton on Long Island, New York City

The book was designed by AD Ruth Ansel, who already worked with Vedon, Beard, Warhol, Weber etc. and she is definitely worth a story herself. The charming G.Bruce Boyer is a famous author and editor and his articles are published in magazines such as Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, The New Yorker.

The preface by Ralph Lauren soon turned from rumour to celebrated fact and the book signing lured in an NYC extravaganza crowd into the fancy shoe store for a private signing.

We also have a few photographs for you as well as a dedication plus book.


Enduring Style - Gary Cooper
Published by: G. Bruce Boyer & Maria Cooper Janis
Preface ‘I only wish I'd met him’ by Ralph Lauren
Linen-bound hard cover with slipcase
7.5 x 10, 200 Pages
over 150 four-colour photographs
ISBN: 978-1-57687-586-5
$60.00
$68.00 CAD

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

Gary Cooper - Enduring Style

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GOSEE NYC SPECIAL : book signing GARY COOPER

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GOSEE NYC SPECIAL : book signing GARY COOPER

GOSEE NYC SPECIAL : book signing GARY COOPER

GOSEE NYC SPECIAL : book signing GARY COOPER

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