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Author Johnson, Beverly, 1952-

Title The face that changed it all / Beverly Johnson with Allison Samuels ; foreword by Andre Leon Talley.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  B JOHNSON    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Biography - DKLY-12  B JOH    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  B JOHNSON    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Biography - MPLG-1  B JOH    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  B JOH    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-1  B JOHNSON    AVAILABLE
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description ix, 244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary In her revelatory and redemptive memoir, Beverly Johnson, the first African American supermodel to grace the cover of Vogue, recounts her career in her own passionate and deeply honest voice. She chronicles her childhood as a studious, and sometimes bullied, bookworm during the sixties. She left college to pursue modeling and a successful three-decade career followed. Amid glamorous tales of the hard partying of the 1970s and Hollywood during the eighties, she details her many encounters and friendships with the likes of Jackie Kennedy, Halston, Calvin Klein, Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Eddie Murphy, Jack Nicholson, Keith Richards, and Warren Beatty. But she also reveals the demons she wrestled with--her struggles with racism, drug addiction, and an abusive marriage followed by divorce proceedings which tested her fortitude and sanity. She shares for the first time intimate details surrounding her love affair with the late tennis icon Arthur Ashe, and pays homage to her mentor, the late Naomi Sims, while lifting the veil off the complicated and often tense relationships among models. Familiar names from the catwalk, such as Pat Cleveland and Iman, illustrate how each had to fight not just the system, but each other, in order to survive. More than five hundred magazine covers later, Johnson is now a successful businesswoman, actress, women's advocate, and philanthropist. This no-holds-barred look at the lives of the rich, fabulous, and famous is also a story of failure and success in the upper echelons of the fashion world, and how Beverly Johnson emerged from her struggles smarter, happier, and stronger than ever.--Adapted from book jacket.
Contents Who's that girl? -- Smile -- Girl on fire -- New York, New York -- The goal -- Friends and foes -- Naomi -- "Sex, drugs, and rock and roll" -- "Darling, you should always wear red!" -- The distinguished gentleman -- What's love got to do with it? -- If it isn't love? -- The other shoe drops -- Bob Marley, the Devil, and me -- Doing bad all by myself -- Mr .Cosby -- Iron Mike and real Fresh Prince of Bel-Air -- Victory is mine!
Note Includes index.
Subject Johnson, Beverly, 1952-
Johnson, Beverly, 1952- (OCoLC)fst00072168
African American models -- Biography.
Models (Persons) -- United States -- Biography.
Actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Actresses. (OCoLC)fst00796328
African American models. (OCoLC)fst00799266
Models (Persons) (OCoLC)fst01024387
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author Samuels, Allison.
ISBN 9781476774411

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