THE BLACK LEATHER JACKET
WRITTEN BY MICK FARREN
The black leather jacket is an essential part of the iconography of youth rebellion. Ever since Marlon Brando slouched across the screen wearing one in The Wild One, the mixture of animal magnetism, brooding menace and sexial aberration which the black leather jacket maganes to convey has ensured it a best-selling place in the catalogue of cool.
In The Black Leather Jacket, Mick Farren unfolds the story behind the appeal of leather from its roots to its adoption as part of the uniform of postwar rock’n’roll. Using almost one hundred photographs, The Black leather Jacket traces the popularity of this visible emblem of macho meanness.
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The book is used, but it is as new, soft cover, 96 pages, English text.
ISBN : 0-85965-087-1