(SOLD): MEISLER, Meryl. Purgatory & Paradise: Sassy ’70s Suburbia & the City

(New York, NY): Bizarre Publishing, 2015. First edition. Oblong quarto. 256 pages. Introduction by Catherine Kirkpatrick. A photographic memoir of a uniquely American story, sweet and sassy with a pinch of mystery. It juxtaposes intimate images of home life on Long Island alongside NYC street and night life – the likes of which have never been seen. Quirky, nostalgic and a bit naughty, it’s a genuine cultural capsule of a decade that captivates today’s generation. Images include The South Bronx, suburbia, The Mystery Club, dance lessons, Girl Scouts, the Rockettes, the circus, school, mitzvahs, proms, weddings, gay Fire Island, the Hamptons, feminists, happy hookers, CBGB, Punks, Disco, After Hours and Go-Go Bars. A very good copy in photo-illustrated boards, bumped to edge of front and rear boards. This example signed by the photographer. A cool book.


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