STEELE-PERKINS, Chris and Richard SMITH. The Teds.

London): Travelling Light/Exit, 1979. First edition. Large format softcover. A classic of British documentary photography, “The Teds” is a vivid and absorbing book combining the images of Chris Steele-Perkins and text by Richard Smith to tell a fascinating story that spans some three decades. The book presents Steele-Perkins’ unforgettable photographs of the antics, clothes, hairstyles, and in the end, lives of the British working-class youth of the Fifties. The style was tenderly called “Teddy Boy” or “Ted” for short. It brought the American cowboy to the United Kingdom and turned him into (as Elvis Presley did in the United States) the overt and unabashed expression of potent male sexuality. This is a very good plus copy in glossy wrappers. Very scarce in this first printing.


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