Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1977. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's blue cloth, spine gilt, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
Biographer (Noel Coward, Joan Crawford) and model chronicler Charles Castle’s survey of the profession, the "most glamorous a girl could enter." Comprises an extensive history of modeling from the mid-19th century to the early 70s in Europe and the US, advice on how to break into the industry, catalogs of top models, magazine models, male models, "calendar girls" and those who have gone on to become Hollywood actresses, and appendices containing modeling "beauty secrets" and a list of modeling schools internationally. Profusely illustrated with color and black-and-white photos of top models, including Lauren Hutton, Marissa Berensen, Twiggy, and more; cover photo of Jerry Hall, who features prominently throughout; with index. Bookplate to front endpaper. Some edgewear to unclipped dust jacket, with horizontal split approx. 1" from tail of spine. Very good. Item #6127