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Life Legends: The Century's Most Unforgettable Faces

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There are some people whose 15 minutes will never be up. They are beyond well-known, more than famous. They are legends. Their mark on our consciousness is permanent. Albert Einstein will still be revered 100 years from now; Marilyn Monroe will still exemplify vulnerability; Adolf Hitler will still embody the unspeakable. These people are mythic. We all recognize their nam ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Bulfinch Press
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Given that this is published by Life, the photos are of course first-rate, all of them capture the essence of the person, independent of what they are doing at the time the shutter was snapped. However, the quotes about the person in the photo sometimes have an even greater power.
My favorite quote is by Graham Greene and it refers to Jean Harlow, “Her technique was the gangsters’ technique – she totes a breast like a man totes a gun.” A good second is by Harry Truman, “Men make history and no
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Found this book in a box and read it. It was an interesting read of quotes from other famous people about other famous people. It made you realize all the talent that we have lost in the 20th century.
Beautiful photos, crisp copy. You can play a game with it too.....cover the names and guess the people. If everyone guesses right, then they really are iconic.
Tracy Canuck
Interesting photos and quotes. Interesting choices of "most unforgettable faces". Sadly, several of the people in these photos have since passed, som before their time. Ashamed to admit I didn't know who they all were so I did a bit of research to gain insight and refresh my memory.
Here you will find faces you may have forgotten by now. Good selection of people we knew from the news - from politics, to movies to other entertainment media. Good coffee table book.
A stunning collection of portraits with compelling quotes about the subjects, by other celebrities. I found myself moved, over and over again.
I enjoyed the quotes more than the photography.
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