A Wonderful Time. An intimate portrait of the good life

Slim Aarons. Photographs by Slim Aarons.

Harper & Row. New York. [1974]. First edition. Navy cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. Unpaginated [c.220 pages]. Colour and b&w photographs throughout. English. 345 x 270mm. 1.75kg. 60100168. Very good, in very good dust jacket; some light shelf wear, slight wear to forecorners, light ruflling to head of spine, small 1cm area of loss to front lower forecorner, small short scuff mark to rear jacket, some browning to white rear jacket, spine slightly faded; some slight off-setting to half-title.

Slim Aaron's classic work capturing the international elite at play in post-War America. A Wonderful Time brings together many pictures taken by Aarons for Vogue, Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, Life, etc. and places them alongside his memories of photographing America's aristocrats. 'Here are the Cushings of Newport, the Fords of Grosse Pointe, and the Rockefellers of New York; here are the kings and queens of Beverly Hills playing croquet, the Cabots sailing off Boston's North Shore, and Barry Goldwater on the range in Arizona. Here are the Whitneys entertaining on Long Island, the Armours in their pool in Lake Forest, the Klebergs on their Texas ranch, and the scions of Palm Beach, San Francisco, and New York having a wonderful time.'