Man in the Mirror: Michael Jackson (英語) ハードカバー – 2009/12/29
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Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was a superstar of unprecedented and epic proportions, and is still the bestselling recording artist of all time.
An icon raised in the spotlight, but ever reclusive and terribly shy, Jackson was the ideal subject for paparazzo extraordinaire Ron Galella, the nation’s most famous celebrity photojournalist. Galella shot Michael from his early days in the Jackson 5 right up to the weeks before his untimely death. Finding intimate moments with the legend offstage, he captured candid, beautiful, unguarded portraits of the man behind the mask and a lifetime of style and glamour.
Over the years Galella also captured Michael in the company of fellow celebrities—drawn, like Galella himself, to the biggest and brightest star of them all—including Muhammad Ali, Diana Ross, Chuck Berry, Brooke Shields, Jane Fonda, Liberace, Quincy Jones, Barry Manilow, Emmanuel Lewis, Liza Minnelli, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Sophia Loren, Sylvester Stallone, Ted Kennedy, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Donald Trump, Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, and Marcel Marceau. He was able to find the personal side of Michael in images of him with his children, his sister Janet and the rest of the Jackson family, and even his pet chimpanzee, Bubbles.
In a tribute to the life and memory of Michael Jackson, Galella has compiled his comprehensive body of images of the King of Pop for the first time ever in Man in the Mirror: Michael Jackson.
Ron Galella is the most famous and most controversial celebrity photographer in the United States. Dubbed “Paparazzi Superstar” by the Miami Herald News, Galella is willing to take great risks to get the perfect shot. He is the author of seven books, including Jacqueline (Sheed & Ward, 1974), Disc o Years (powerHouse Books, 2006), No Pictures (powerHouse Books, 2008), and Viva l’Italia (powerHouse Books, 2009).
Brooke Shields is a successful author, model, and television, film, and stage actress, best know for her roles in Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan, and the Broadway and London’s West End productions of Chicago. Her books include Down Came the Rain (Hyperion, 2005), Welcome to Your World, Baby (HarperCollins, 2008), and It’s the Best Day Ever, Dad! (HarperCollins, 2009), among others.
Susan Blond founded the PR firm Susan Blond, Inc. in 1987. She began her career in PR working for Andy Warhol, before moving on to United Artists, and then Epic Records where she served as Vice President. While at Epic, she worked closely with Michael Jackson, helping to turn Thriller into the best selling album of all time.
If you want close up pictures of mj, then this is the book to have. It will take
a while to get through all of the book in one sitting so pace yourself and enjoy.
I am disappointed in the comments by the photographer and author, Ron Galella. In the book, he gives his opinions about Michael Jackson and since I know better, I know they are his opinions and not FACTS. It is his book and he can give his opinions but WHY mess up a beautiful tribute book with, in my opinion, trash talk usually seen in tabloids. For instance, the author writes: "Michael had a big ego, and he believed he could do no wrong, nor could he ever admit defeat or come to terms with his fading stardom and riches." Uhhhh, you took photos of Michael Jackson, you do not have any right to JUDGE Michael Jackson Mr. Galella!!! Stick to photos and keep your opinions to yourself!
And Mr. Galella's quoting of Bob Jones, who was Michael Jackson's long-time public relations rep who was fired in 2004, from the book Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask, that supposedly "summed" up Michael... please-- that was revenge and hurtful words being slung at Michael because he was mad Michael fired him! Bob Jones was not doing his job! Michael was not being promoted for the humanitarian work, nor the great music he made in the 2000's. So again, I feel that that sentence of trash and again HIS OPINION -- should not have made it to this book.
I say keep your money and just do an internet search for photos by Ron Galella of Michael Jackson. The other reflections and commentary by Brooke Shields and Susan Blond seemed to have been written back in 1984 and the author got permission to reprint them. The comments do not speak of anything recent or reflective about the life of Michael, at least that is what I read.
*** Notice how most of the other reviewers of this book have NOT purchased this from Amazon and they all have previous reviews where they rated ONLY the authors books (Galella) and/or the same BEALE books. Just sayin....