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- Who Killed Society?, Signed by Slim Aarons
Who Killed Society?, Signed by Slim Aarons
[Signed by Slim Aarons] Amory, Cleveland. Who Killed Society? Later Printing. 1961. Book and dust jacket are both in good condition—binding seam is partially torn, but all pages intact, and jacket shows moderate rubbing and minor chipping to the spine. Book is inscribed by Slim Aarons, who is one of the book’s photographers, “For Mary and the Rich Gallagher, the King and Queen of Books, Thanks, Slim Aarons.”
The jury is still out on who killed society, or if it is even in fact dead. However, we do know who shot it: Town & Country lensman Slim Aarons. In the book, noted social historian Cleveland Amory postulates that upstarts were using publicity to make society irrelevant, and offers a thousand anecdotes in support of the idea.
“A ‘good’ family, it seems, is one who used to be better.”