150 photos from the shimmering epicentre of high life and big business.
Stars and celebrities on the street, at gala evenings or in private moments
The best pictures from a body of work of over 100,000 negatives
Southern France, Golden Fifties. The sun laughs, palm trees cast jagged shadows on a gleaming luxury car that slowly comes to a halt in front of the grand hotel and climbs out ... for moments like these, Irish photographer Edward Quinn was the undisputed specialist. Like no other, he explored the social jungle of the Côte d'Azur and captured social and cultural life with a fine sense of humour. At the centre of this reissued, expanded volume are film stars and starlets, gamblers and musicians, magnates and fallen nobility: in fact, the whole variety of characters that made him so special, the Riviera Cocktail. Edward Quinn would have been a hundred years old in 2020.