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Qui êtes-vous Polly Maggoo ?

William Klein

delpire & co

Publication date : 2022/11/03
Weight 3000 g / Dimensions 25 x 32 cm / 544 pages / Text in French
ISBN 9791095821427

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Based on the original images and dialogues of William Klein’s film, this photo-novel with a graphic and playful layout tells the adventures of Polly Maggoo, a star model played by Dorothy McGowan (model for Vogue in the 1960s), a French television director (Jean Rochefort), and a prince from a faraway land (Samy Frey). The plot is divided between the world of fashion around the character of Polly Maggoo, the world of television, played by Jean Rochefort, and a kingdom of operetta whose crown prince, Sami Frey, is in love with the young model.

Crazy criticism of an era and its demons, this film-novel is carried by dialogues and an amazing cast, also including Alice Sapritch, Delphine Seyrig, Philippe Noiret, Roland Topor, or Jacques Seiler …

The book, by its treatment of images and dialogues, retranscribes the richness of the work of William Klein, its unbridled fantasy, its zany universe and its poetry. The chiseled framing done by a master photographer gives rhythm to the composition of the pages of the book. We follow the crazy adventures of this extraordinary heroine, a brilliant race through the streets and rooftops of Paris, in the fitting rooms of a great fashion designer, in the television studios, up to a distant palace lost in the snow.

A burlesque book like the cult film from which it originates!

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