The Avengers: A Celebration: 50 Years of a Television Classic

The Avengers: A Celebration: 50 Years of a Television Classic


By (author) Marcus Hearn

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  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 260mm x 290mm x 20mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 16 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1848566727
  • ISBN 13: 9781848566729
  • Illustrations note: colour & b&w photos throughout
  • Sales rank: 109,104

Product description

Fifty years ago, production began on "The Avengers", a TV series that has yet to be rivalled for its wit, adventure and sheer style. Here, thanks to unprecedented access to the show's archive, is a glorious visual celebration of the show that defined 60s television, packed with rare and previously unpublished photographs, and memories from the cast and crew.

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Author information

Marcus Hearn is the acclaimed author of Titan's Hammer Glamour and The Hammer Story (with Alan Barnes). His other books include authorised biographies of filmmakers George Lucas and Gerry Anderson, and Eight Days a Week, the story of The Beatles' final world tour.

Review quote

"* "The Avengers exhibited more style and daring than is to be had on all of Milan's runways, and more wit and winks... than the oeuvres of Oscar Wilde and Monty Python combined." - The New York Times * "Exudes more sheer sexuality than American TV has previously handled... It's all high-wire melodrama, good-humoured fetishism and flamboyant self-mockery." - Playboy"