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Ellen Graham

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A photographer all her life, Ellen Graham has met and photographed the beautiful people of the latter half of the twentieth century. How gorgeous they were. And so many of them! Flipping through the proofs of her forthcoming book, with the somewhat bittersweet title ‘The Way We Were’, we were hard pressed to name the Warren Beattys, […... READ MORE
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Scott Salvator

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Interior designer, Scott Salvator landed the tricky job of re-doing one of New York’s most beloved night spots, the Café Carlyle, and acquitted himself admirably in pulling off the feat of ‘bringing it into 2007 whilst maintaining 1955’, which was when it was added to the Carlyle Hotel was an intimate cabaret venue featuring legendary perf... READ MORE
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Hunt Slonem

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Walking off the street at the blasted heath end of West 10th Street into Hunt Slonem’s studio space (if one can call 89 rooms a studio space) was a bit like that moment in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy and the gang step into glorious Technicolor, and it’s slightly unsettling. Walking through each room is like […]... READ MORE
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Rufus Albemarle

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Rufus Arnold Alexis Keppel, the 10th Earl of Albemarle, is known socially as Rufus Albemarle, very posh, very tall, sort of bows and air kisses your hand (if you’re female) when he meets you … oh … with one of us being British and one of us being a seen-it-all New Yorker, we couldn’t help but […]... READ MORE
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Kenny Lane

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We got the impression that famed jewelry designer Kenny Lane didn’t particularly enjoy being interviewed by us—but then, when we said we were done, he seemed to want to go on, so we’re not sure. He was wittily defensive for the most part, with only occasional glimpses of the warmth and charm for which he is known. […]... READ MORE
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Paula Scher

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Paula Scher is a graphic designer whose work you have probably seen on a regular basis all over New York, logos (Citi), posters for big shows (Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk) as well as hundreds of other designs that make up the visual static of our city. She is also an artist, painting […]... READ MORE
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Harry Benson

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A joy it was to interview Harry Benson, the photographer who has spent a lifetime documenting the huge stories, the big-name people as well all the crucial no-name people whose story in pictures can sometimes change a whole perspective. A true son of Glasgow, he came to the States in 1964 to follow the Beatles on their […]... READ MORE
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Dakota Jackson

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One of the interesting things about this job is that we never really know what we are going to end up talking about with our interviewees. Dakota Jackson was a case in point because we thought we were going to be mainly talking about furniture design and ended up talking about magic—and a love of plumbing. A […]... READ MORE
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Deborah Buck

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Deborah Buck, owner of the eclectic Madison Avenue store Buck House, as well the adjacent gallery, is gregarious and sunny, a happy person who knows how lucky she is. She started out as a painter and still has a little studio in her apartment, but she also said that she finally gave herself permission to do […]... READ MORE
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Kenneth Rendell

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Kenneth Rendell is easily one of the world’s foremost dealers in historical letters and documents as well as the go-to expert when it comes to judging whether or not a document is forged or authentic. He was the one called upon to assess the notorious Hitler Diaries (took him no time at all to see that […]... READ MORE
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Thomas Britt

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The exclamation point key on the keyboard was almost worn out at the end of writing up this interview because that’s how Thomas Britt talks – almost solely in exclamations and emphatic pronouncements (‘The étagères were bang! bang! bang! bang! on the four walls here. Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!’). He also likes to tell long stories that [&h... READ MORE
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Scott Bromley

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Scott Bromley is most famous for having designed Studio 54, but he has also designed a vast range of other buildings: high rises when he worked for Emery Roth & Sons, well-known restaurants and private residences, in particular on Fire Island, when he started his own practice in 1974, as well as the hottest nightclub in […]... READ MORE

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