Celebrity Caricature in America

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Mae West, George Gershwin, the Marx Brothers, Babe Ruth -- these were just a few of the celebrities caricatured in popular American periodicals during the first half of the twentieth century. This delightful book presents hundreds of these rediscovered drawings and introduces an overlooked type of portraiture based on modern design and a preoccupation with personality-based fame. Wendy Wick Reaves explores the roots of celebrity caricature in the pre-World War I culture of New York and charts its growth into a fad during ...

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