Monday, 14 December 2009

I HEART: Mary McCarthy by Jane Bown via Betty Draper.

I am a huge fan of Jane Bown's work. In fact, I have a print of her Mick Jagger image pinned on a board right above my desk and every time I look at it I fall in love with the young Mick yet again! So much energy in a black and white image!

So, when a couple of weeks back I flicked through the Observer's book reviews and came across this picture of Mary McCarthy, author of The Group, I knew it was one of Ms Bown's, and I was right. I just had to scan it and post it here!

The Group is one of the books I've been meaning to get for a while now and although the pile of books to read on my shelf is magically refusing to get shorter (I still have books that were a Christmas present from last year!) I will definitely get my hands on a copy in the next few weeks. There has been a lot of talk about it recently but the image I have stuck in my head is a glimpse-and-you'll-miss-it scene from the last series of Mad Men where Betty is reading it (in its original 1963 cover, of course!) in the bath. So much to say in such a short scene! In fact, I can only imagine the black and white portrait shot that Jane Bown would take of Ms Draper!

Images by AMC and Jane Bown for The Observer.


Bardotty said...

Coincidences like this freak me out. I bought two books just last weekend to read over my holidays and this was one of them. Great post, thanx.

Kiki said...

Really? There you go, great minds think alike! Thanks x