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Captured!: Inside the World of Celebrity Trialsby Mona Shafer Edwards
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Michael Jackson. McMartin Preschool. Heidi Fleiss. Richard The Night Stalker” Ramirez. The Menendez Brothers. Robert Blake. Courtney Love. Winona Ryder. Rodney King. O.J. Name a high-profile trial over the past 25 years and Mona Shafer Edwards was most likely seated in the courtroom with her markers, pens, and large pad of vellum paper, illustrating the proceedings. Edwards courtroom illustrations are beautiful pieces of art that capture the most poignant and thrilling moments of major celebrity trials in stunning bursts of color. Captured! not only includes Edwards brilliant artwork, but her fascinating insider observations on the trials as well. Each case features a recap of all of the highlights and lowlights of the trial, a summary of the verdict, and an overview of both the participants and the publics reaction to the final decision.
Spellbinding courtroom illustrations of the most celebrated and talked about trials of the last 25 years are coupled with insider observations and case summaries in this unique collection of poignant moments from infamous cases.
Spellbinding courtroom illustrations of the most talked about trials of the last 25 years are coupled with insider observations and case summaries in this unique collection of poignant moments from infamous cases. Sketches of O. J. Simpson staring passively ahead while a projected image of his battered wife looms behind him and the parade of beautiful call girls present at the Heidi Fleiss trial are brought to life in the 200 vividly colored images. Courtroom commentary from the artist supplements the art from each trial and includes highlights and lowlights, verdict summaries, and reactions to the verdicts from the trial participants. Major and minor celebrities' cases are covered, including those of Clint Eastwood, Snoop Dogg, Winona Ryder, Courtney Love, Dolly Parton, and Dustin Hoffman.
About the Author
Mona Shafer Edwards is a courtroom artist who worked for ABC for 20 years and whose illustrations have been featured on programs such as 20/20, A&E Biography, CNN, and Entertainment Tonight, and in numerous publications, including Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and Time. She lives in Los Angeles. Jody Handley is an editorial consultant and a former editor for Warner Books. She lives in San Francisco, California.
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