DO NOT DETONATE Without Presidential Approval

A Portfolio on the Subjects of Mid-century Cinema, the Broadway Stage and the American West

by Various Authors


Published 1st June 2023



Writings on people and places, theater and film, in a portfolio of essays and photographs informing Wes Anderson’s film Asteroid City.

A collection of mid-century Americana (and beyond), beginning on the New York stage, and moving south and west towards the small desert town of Asteroid City.

New work by Durga Chew-Bose, Kent Jones, Michael Koresky, Nicolas Saada, Thora Siemsen, Sara Imogen Smith and Gina Telaroli.

Vintage articles from the pages of the New Yorker, the New York Times and Time, pieces from Hilton Als, Jorge Luis Borges, K. Austin Collins, Jonas Mekas, Molly Haskell, Sam Shepard, Bob Balaban and François Truffaut.

Images by Eve Arnold, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Stanley Kubrick, Inge Morath, Roy Schatt, Dennis Stock, including never-before published photographs by Brigitte Lacombe.

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Weight 0.3 kg