Shore Leave

Shore Leave
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Ryan Mungia. Essay by Jim Heimann.

Los Angeles. Boyo Press. 2016. First edition. Oblong, cloth-bound hardback, with a tipped-on photographic illustration to top board. 88 pages. An album of black and white photographs. 205 x 255mm (8 x 10"). 0.6kg. 9780991619818. English. Fine; as new.

Shore Leaveis a photographic album of images of American sailors bound for the Pacific and the battles of World War II. Their stopping place was the exotic location of Honolulu. The snapshots and photographs, drawn mostly from the Jim Heimann Collection, show the sailors enjoying themselves in every way in a beautiful, dreamlike setting, before they enter the darker world of war. Hula girls, bars, tattoos, motorbikes, beaches, boxing, surfing abound in this poignant record of a temporary paradise.