Hollywood foto-rhetoric : the lost manuscript

by Bob Dylan

Other authorsBarry Feinstein (Photographer)
Hardcover, 2008





New York : Simon & Schuster, cop. 2008


"Surfacing for the first time after more than forty years, Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric is a remarkable, long-lost manuscript written by Bob Dylan in the 1960s, inspired by renowned photographer Barry Feinstein's portraits of Tinseltown. These twenty-three prose poems are thought provoking, witty, and thoroughly unexpected observations of a by gone era, and through the lens of Feinstein's camera they speak volumes about the faces and places that have graced the City of Angels. Images like those of Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, and Steve McQueen resonate with our collective memory, while photographs of hopeful starlets, movie studio backlots, and sunny, palm tree'd boulevards evoke the timeless allure of all things Hollywood.". "Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric marks a unique collaboration: With his unerring eye, Barry Feinstein captured unforgettable moments in stunning black-and-white, such as Marilyn Monroe's swimming pool on the day she died, and Frank Sinatra celebrating at John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Ball. In the provocative accompanying text, Bob Dylan's quixotic, expressive lyricism redefines silver screen nostalgia."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member Big_Bang_Gorilla
Being a choice of photographs, many invoving the film industry as it was in the early 1960's, accompanied by poems written by songwriter Dylan. Only a few of the photographs are particularly moving or involving. As for the poems, there never has been a photograph improved by juxtaposing it with a poem, and there never will be.… (more)
LibraryThing member Brightman
Creative mix of photos and poetry....excellent art form...



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