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Feline Mini-Masterpieces

Pussycats - Hulton Getty Picture Library Staff

Looking for that perfect stocking stuffer for the cat lovers among your friends; or for that little extra on top of another gift? Look no further, I think you may have found it.


"Pussycats" is the cat-themed entry in the mini-picture book series from the Hallmark/Hulton Getty photograph collection (whose dog-themed entry is incidentally entitled, you guessed it, "Puppy Dogs"). But despite its title and although published by Hallmark, the photos compiled in this little book don't have any of the saccharine flavor otherwise frequently associated with the products of that company. These are gorgeous black and white photographs, some from as early as the 1920s, others from the late 20th century, depicting cats in all manner of poses and situations. Some cats are shown with their famous owners, such as actors Oliver Reed, Ann Todd and James Mason, or (inter-)acting with human co-stars in a movie (like the cat held up by Anita Ekberg in a scene from "La Dolce Vita") or in a commercial (like the 1980s' cat food commercial star Arthur); but most of them are just doing what they do best – being cats.


Read more on my own website, ThemisAthena.info.


Preview also cross-posted on Leafmarks.




"Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later." – Mary Bly.


"The smallest feline is a masterpiece." – Leonardo da Vinci.

Source: http://www.themisathena.info/cats/catfavs.html#HultonGetty-Pussycats