Readership: Anyone interested in the history of glamour - what it is, what its origins are, and how it has developed over the last two centuries.
Stephen Gundle, Professor of Film and Television Studies, Warwick University
"A substantial book about an insubstantial, yet somehow fascinating, topic.'" - Jonathan Sale, Independent
"This book is essential reading for anyone interested in or working within popular culture, cinema and fashion, and recommended for anyone seeking a scholarly yet readable account of this potent phenomenon." - THES.
"Gundle is brilliant at the old razzle-dazzle." - Saturday Guardian. Veronica Horwell.
"This book is a thoroughly comprehensive and meticulously researched history of glamour." - THES.
1: Walter Scott and the origins of glamour
2: 1. Building the shopping city in London and Paris
3: The birth of sex appeal
4: Wealth and style in the gilded age
5: Café society and the publicity phenomenon
6: The Hollywood star system
7: The Riviera touch
8: Glamour for the masses
9: Photography and the public image
10: Style, pastiche, and excess
11: Harlots and heiresses