New York: Trident Press, 1970. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's gray cloth over khaki paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver, original illustrated dust jacket.
Former model and "super-agent" Eileen Ford’s second book. As a model and booker in the 1930s, Ford gained first-hand knowledge of the industry's inner workings. In part to rectify her own disappointing experiences in regards to pay and representation, she co-founded Ford Models with her husband Gerard in 1946. This model’s manual, a follow up to her controversial Book of Model Beauty (1968), provides exclusive insight into the agency, including advice on getting into the business, information on television, runway, and showroom modeling in New York and Europe, and includes thoughts and opinions on modeling by famous Ford girls of the era such as Lauren Hutton, Birgitta af Klercker, Susan Blakely, and Nati Abascal. Ex libris ink stamp of French fashion editor and stylist Christopher Niquet to half-title page, with owner signature of Bonnie Herman Shelton, member of the jazz vocal quartet The Singers Unlimited. Tape repair to verso of unclipped dust jacket, with vertical creasing to laminate to upper and lower panels. Very good. Item #5409