Head Over Heels: Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman: A Love Affair in Words and Pictures (Hardcover)
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An invitation to the private world of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, one of America’s most iconic couples, in a lavishly illustrated oversize photo book affectionately curated by their daughter Melissa Newman.
Their love story is the stuff of Hollywood legend. Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman became not only movie stars and stage actors, but also artistic collaborators, political activists, and philanthropists whose legacies are expansive and enduringly modern.
This visually immersive oversize book chronicles their romance through the photographs of an impressive list of contributors, including:
- Richard Avedon
- Sid Avery
- Ralph Crane
- Bruce Davidson
- John Engstead
- Leo Fuchs
- Milton H. Greene
- Philippe Halsman
- John R. Hamilton
- Leonard McCombe
- Gordon Parks
- Sanford Roth
- Roy Schatt
- Lawrence Schiller
- Sam Shaw
- Bradley Smith
- Stewart Stern
- David Sutton
These striking images—many rare and some never before published—are accompanied by snapshots, letters, handwritten notes, and family treasures. Together they beautifully illuminate the connection between two complex, passionate artists who opened their hearts and minds to each other for over half a century. This book is an homage to the possibility and power of love.
About the Author
Melissa Newman is an artist, teacher, singer and occasional writer, based in Westport Connecticut. She is the daughter of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.
“What shines most brightly, however, is the couple’s romance. Melissa has created a testament not only to how much Newman and Woodward loved each other, she also honors how much they enjoyed each other…Melissa’s concentration on her parents’ storied love affair humanizes these film icons in a way that is instantly relatable and enviable.”—Starred Booklist Review
"Beautifully captures [Newman and Woodward's] lives together and shows off their famed love affair...the fact that the bulk of the photos were taken by some of the 20th century's greatest photographers—including Richard Avedon, Gordon Parks, and Philippe Halsman—only adds to the appeal...A showcase of a singular romance that also serves as a broader demonstration of love."—Kirkus Review
“An enchanting tribute to one of Hollywood’s most mythologized couples.”—Publishers Weekly
"Heartfelt and charming"—Library Journal
“Melissa Newman tells the story of one of Hollywood’s true romances. Told from the perspective of the daughter who lived it, the book is an intimate portrait of the couple, using the images that captured their lives together and their love for each other.” —Vogue
"Melissa Newman's gorgeous, fascinating new book is a visual love letter to her parents."—Town & Country