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Author Wilson, Mary, 1944- author.

Title Supreme glamour / Mary Wilson with Mark Bego ; foreword by Whoopi Goldberg.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Thames & Hudson ; [Los Angeles, Calif.] : In association with Recording Academy Grammy Museum, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Supremes WIL    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Supremes WIL    Available
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Description 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes discography (pages 236-237) and index.
Contents Foreword / by Whoopi Goldberg -- Intro: Dreams do come true / Mary Wilson -- i. Dreamgirls to fashionistas, 1959-1965 -- ii. The Supremes gowns: from the Mary Wilson Collection -- iii. Hit-makers to pop legends, 1966-1977 -- Gowns in print -- The mentors -- The designers -- Gowns on vinyl.
Summary Supreme Glamour builds a complete picture of the charm and sophistication of The Supremes. With the assistance of her close personal friend Mark Bego, founding member Mary Wilson tells the complete story of the band, both on- and off-stage, from their beginnings as The Primettes in June 1959 to their 1964 breakthrough Motown hit, `Where Did Our Love Go', and from the departure of Diana Ross to the group's comeback in the mid-1970s. Bego's insightful narrative text is packed with personal ancedotes and reflections from Mary herself, and accompanied by rare archive photography and ephemera, much of which is taken from Mary's personal collection. As Motown's leading 1960s act, The Supremes have always been synonymous with glamorous, elegant co-ordinated costumes. Supreme Glamour complements and extends their inspiring story by interleaving text sections with the cream of Mary Wilson's unparalleled collection of Supremes outfits, showcasing thirty-five of the most eye-catching ensembles, painstakingly re-assembled and photographed on the Grammy museum stage. Detailed captions accompany each photograph, providing all the key information about the design, the fabric, the embellishments, and the occasion on which each was first worn. Contemporary photos of The Supremes wearing the outfits bring the costumes to life.
Subject Supremes (Musical group).
Motown Record Corporation.
Supremes (Musical group) -- Pictorial works.
Women singers -- Clothing -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Women's clothing -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
Clothing and dress.
Costume -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
Girl groups (Musical groups) -- Pictorial works.
Vocal groups -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Bego, Mark, author.
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- writer of foreword.
GRAMMY Museum, issuing body.
ISBN 9780500022009 hardcover $40.00
0500022003 hardcover $40.00

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