Oscar Night, Signed by Graydon Carter and Dominick Dunne
[Signed by Graydon Carter and Dominick Dunne] Friend, David. Oscar Night, 75 Years of Hollywood Parties, from the Editors of Vanity Fair. First Edition. 2004. Book and dust jacket are both in very good minus condition—it’s a heavy book and binding is slightly loose as result; jacket spine shows minus fraying.” Co-written by Graydon Carter, with an afterword by Dominick Dunne. Signed by Graydon Carter and Dominick Dunne on the flyleaf.
Who better to publish a book on the Academy Awards and its dazzling parties than Oscar-party host extraordinaire, Vanity Fair? This lavish, seven-pound book is filled with color and b & w images, including many never before published. The glamour practically leaps from the page (as if a pop-up book), as it advances chronologically from the early days of the Awards to the early aughts, when Graydon Carter’s Academy Awards soiree was not only the best to be on Oscar night but truly the best party of the year (with the photos and dishy stories prove it).
“I’ll admit that for the first couple of years my duties at the door were nerve-racking, sometimes excruciatingly so. The fact is, I’m the sort of person who gets anxious when having two people over for dinner.”
-- Graydon Carter