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Du Plessix Gray, Francine (Author); Penn, Irving (Photographer) & The Editors of Vanity Fair. FRANCINE DU PLESSIX GRAY: VANITY FAIR MAGAZINE ISSUE COVER APPEARANCE. New York City, NY: Conde Nast Publications, 1983. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 164 pages. Fine.

Scarce Francine du Plessix Gray collectible item. The November 1983 Issue. Features the American author on the Cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. This is the fourth 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. 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 Francine du Plessix Gray on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. The occasion is the publication of "When Memory Goes", her account of the historic Klaus Barbie Holocaust trial. The Issue also includes a wide-ranging Interview with Michel Foucault, published barely six months before his sudden death in June, 1984, one of the earliest and most devastating cultural losses of the Western world from AIDS. As if that were not enough, some of the very best essays, feature articles, and fiction that Vanity Fair Magazine has ever published make this Issue 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. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, Issue for Francine du Plessix Gray and Vanity Fair 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. One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER VANITY FAIR MAGAZINE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $40.00

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