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The most beautiful man in the world : Paul Swan, from Wilde to Warhol

Author: Janis Londraville; Richard Londraville
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Andy Warhol cast Paul Swan (1883-1972) in three films in the mid-1960s, he knew that the octogenarian had once been internationally hailed as "the most beautiful man in the world" and as "Nijinsky's successor." Arthur Hammerstein had advertised Swan as "a reincarnated Greek God," and George and Ira Gershwin had celebrated his beauty in their musical Funny Face.".
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Londraville, Janis, 1949-
Most beautiful man in the world.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2006
(OCoLC)648502442
Named Person: Paul Swan; Paul Swan
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janis Londraville; Richard Londraville
ISBN: 0803229690 9780803229693
OCLC Number: 60664254
Description: xx, 278 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Andy Warhol and the rebirth of Paul Swan --
Cold Comfort Farm, 1880-1897 --
Mentors and lovers, 1897-1906 --
Apprentice to Adonis, 1906-1911 --
"America's premier dancer," 1911-1921 --
All the world's a stage, 1921-1925 --
Death and the celebrity, 1926-1929 --
Ateliers, 1930-1933 --
Winds of war, 1933-1938 --
Farewells, 1938-1939 --
The Carnegie Club, 1940-1950 --
Holding on, 1951-1960 --
Diminuendo, 1961-1972.
Responsibility: Janis Londraville & Richard Londraville ; foreword by Emily W. Leider.
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