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Evita: An Intimate Portrait of Eva Peron
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This lavish photographic chronicle documents the private and public life of Eva Peron, from her modest childhood in the provincial villages of the pampas to her early career as an actress in Buenos Aires, her marriage to Juan Peron, her crucial role in politics, and her extraordinary funeral, when millions of mourners thronged Buenos Aires to view her body, and thousands of small, flower-adorned shrines carpeted the streets. Evita's dramatic life unfolds on these pages with unprecedented immediacy, against the vivid backdrop of real places and events. These photographs - many of which have never before been published - were discovered in archives and private collections throughout the world, and include images by Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gisele Freund, and Cornell Capa, as well as reproductions of magazine covers and publicity stills from Evita's acting career, sketches of her jewelry designs by Van Cleef & Arpels, and images of her stunning Dior gowns and wardrobe. For the first time, Eva Peron's sisters have allowed exclusive access to private family photographs.
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