Total Exposure: The Movie Buff's Guide to Celebrity Nude Scenes

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Writing in the fresh, irreverent, and insightful style that has made her one of America's favorite movie critics, Jami Bernard playfully examines the decisions of art, beauty, and shameless merchandising behind Hollywood's most celebrated nude scenes. Chapters include:
  • Bare Essentials: Nude scenes that helped define the careers of Kim Basinger, Annette Bening, Jacqueline Bisset, Phoebe Cates, Susan Sarandon, Uma Thurman, and many more.
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Overview

Writing in the fresh, irreverent, and insightful style that has made her one of America's favorite movie critics, Jami Bernard playfully examines the decisions of art, beauty, and shameless merchandising behind Hollywood's most celebrated nude scenes. Chapters include:
  • Bare Essentials: Nude scenes that helped define the careers of Kim Basinger, Annette Bening, Jacqueline Bisset, Phoebe Cates, Susan Sarandon, Uma Thurman, and many more.
  • Shock Value: Stars and their startling screen exposes, including Julie Andrews, Drew Barrymore, Linda Blair, Jamie Lee Curtis, Charlotte Rampling, Isabella Rossellini, and Mickey Rourke.
  • Full Frontal Assault: The final frontier of nudity, starring Ellen Barkin, Willem Dafoe, Jaye Davidson, Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis, and of course, Harvey Keitel, among other unabashed stars.
  • Naked Ambitions: Stars who disrobe at the drop of a hat, or whatever, including Bo Derek, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Madonna, Demi Moore, and others.

Total Exposure also includes plenty of provocative photographs as well as a snap-shot album of famous sex scenes in movie history.

The author of First Films playfully examines Hollywood's most celebrated nude scenes and the reasons behind their increase. Chapters include Bare Essentials, Shock Value, Full Frontal Assault, Naked Ambition, and The Butt Stops Here. Contains plenty of photos, a fact-filled appendix listing body doubles who have stood in for celebrities and much more.

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Playfully examines the decisions of art, beauty, and shameless merchandising behind Hollywood's most celebrated nude scenes, telling why, and why not, America's favorite stars have chosen to bare themselves on film. There is something here for fans of everyone from Theda Bara to Leonardo DiCaprio. Each page is graced by b&w photos of scantily clad bodies of the past and present. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780806516196
  • Publisher: Carol Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Pages: 283
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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