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Allen, Woody (Author); Penn, Irving (Photographer) & The Editors of Vanity Fair Magazine. WOODY ALLEN: VANITY FAIR MAGAZINE ISSUE COVER APPEARANCE. New York City, NY: Conde Nast Publications, 1983. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 164 pages. Fine.

Scarce Woody Allen collectible item. The October 1983 Issue. Features the American author and auteur on the Cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. This is the fifth of five consecutive Issues in 1983 that featured great living writers on the cover: Italo Calvino (August); Philip Roth (September); Susan Sontag (October); Francine du Plessix Gray (November); and Woody Allen (December). Vanity Fair commissioned the late great Irving Penn to photograph all of them, and all five portraits, taken in extreme close-ups, are among the photographer's finest work. In Woody Allen's case, Penn photographed his subject in a legendary Series of various disguise-portraits much earlier. Vanity Fair chose his Groucho Marx-disguise portrait from the Series. Pictorial softcovers, as issued. Contributions by various writers, journalists, photographers, and columnists. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Unlike most books, magazines are still printed in the United States, with stunning results. Encased in its own protective plastic sleeve. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Woody Allen on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. The occasion is the limited release of "Zelig" (1983), one of the greatest films in the author/auteur's very large body of work. The Issue also includes some of the very best essays, feature articles, and fiction that Vanity Fair Magazine has ever published, making it a "keepsake" rather than a "throwaway". Plus, the rare appearance of a beloved author on the cover of a mainstream, mass-circulation magazine is an experience that readers will not be privileged to have ever again. Even in the case of a living legend like Woody Allen. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, Issue for Woody Allen and Vanity Fair Magazine collectors. This Issue is now collectible. This is one of very few copies still available online, is encased in its own protective plastic sleeve, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A very scarce copy thus. Regarded by the late great Gore Vidal as the only genuinely independent, auteur/filmmaker America has ever produced. One of the greatest living film director/writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WOODY ALLEN AND VANITY FAIR MAGAZINE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $40.00

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