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Vanity FairVanity Fair

Vanity Fair May 2019

From entertainment to world affairs, business to style, design to society, Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst, inspiring and driving the national conversation. Now the magazine has redefined storytelling for the Digital Age, bringing its high-profile interviews, stunning photography, and thought-provoking features to your device in a whole new way.

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12 Issues

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vanity fair

Editor in Chief Radhika Jones Deputy Editor Kira Pollack Creative Director Chris Dixon Director of Editorial Operations Caryn Prime Executive Editors Eric Bates, Claire Howorth, Daniel Kile Editor, Creative Development David Friend Executive Fashion Director Samira Nasr Visuals Director Clinton Cargill Executive West Coast Editor Krista Smith Legal Affairs Editor Robert Walsh Director of Special Projects Sara Marks Research Director David Gendelman Entertainment Director Alison Ward Frank Beauty Director Laura Regensdorf Production Director Pat Craven Associate Editors Louisa Strauss, Keziah Weir Features Associate Britt Hennemuth Associate Legal Affairs Editor Christopher Hickman Research Editor Mary Flynn Reporter-Researchers Brendan Barr, Simon Brennan, Michael Sacks Assistant Copy Editor Adam Nadler Editorial Finance Manager Geoff Collins Accessories Director Daisy Shaw-Ellis Senior Visuals Editors Tara Johnson, Cate Sturgess Assistant Editor Mary Alice Miller Entertainment Editor Caitlin Brody Special Projects Manager Ari Bergen Copy Production Director Anderson Tepper…

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agenda

EVENT Genesis Celebrates Campaign Hollywood A few short months ago, Genesis once again partnered with Vanity Fair to celebrate Campaign Hollywood. The brand new Genesis G70 was prominently featured throughout the week at an exclusive cocktail party celebrating the biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” as well as at the iconic Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Celebrities and VIPs were also shuttled in Genesis G90 Special Edition vehicles throughout the week. FOR THE LATEST NEWS, HAPPENINGS, PHOTOS, AND VIDEOS, FOLLOW @VFAGENDA…

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not all heroes wear capes—or makeup

The two mothers prominently featured in this issue, Nicole Kidman and Ali Wong, have got me thinking about my own mother. May is the month for it, after all. The oldest of five children, my mother grew up in Mumbai speaking three languages—English, Hindi, and Konkani—but wanted more than anything to study French, so she wrangled herself a scholarship to the University of Fribourg when she was 21. Until she went to Switzerland, she had never worn a coat. From there, she moved to Geneva and then to Paris (without telling her parents, a bit of chutzpah that never ceases to impress me), where she met my Boston-born father and eloped. She hadn’t intended to take up residence in the U.S. and raise three American kids, and she held on…

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the kidman connection

1 Collier SCHORR “Nicole Kidman, Shape-Shifter,” p. 70 Several years ago, Schorr was asked to provide a sketch of Nicole Kidman for German Vogue. So when Schorr met Kidman to shoot this month’s cover—Schorr’s first as a Vanity Fair contributing photographer—she felt that she knew the actor “in this otherworldly way.” That uncanny feeling is captured in Schorr’s cinematic portraits of Kidman. “When we first started shooting,” says Schorr, “Nicole said she was a little shy, and I said, ‘Me, too.’ By the end, it was like we were dancing, taking turns leading. I suppose that’s why she is such a compelling performer. She has that way of coming close to you, and then pulling you close to her.” Schorr’s Paul’s Book will be published this fall by Mack Books. Krista SMITH “Nicole Kidman,…

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opening act

You’re fresh off a wild awards season for A Star Is Born, in which you played Lady Gaga’s best friend. I didn’t know what to expect once we shot that film, but everything just took off like a rocket ship. Bradley [Cooper] is an incredible director, and learning from him was so valuable to my growth. And this month you star in the next Godzilla installment. What was your experience during filming? It was a big movie; we shot in Mexico City and Atlanta, and on my first day they re-created Fenway Park and set up five stations for massive explosions, like the Universal Studios tram tour. How did you get your start? I always enjoyed singing, trying to imitate John Legend or the Temptations. In high school, there was a competition between the New…

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game of thrones by the numbers

466 Girls born in the U.S. in 2017 named Khaleesi 2,339 On-screen deaths in seven seasons 2 Characters who died of natural causes 47 Emmy wins (out of 128 nominations) 180 million Euros injected into Northern Ireland’s economy since production began there in 2010 2.2 million Viewers of the first episode in 2011 27,000 Price, in dollars, spent on a life-size Tyrion Lannister cake from a Dubai bakery 17.4 million Viewers of the first episode of Season Eight 3 Weight, in pounds, of the fake, gummy horse heart Emilia Clarke ate in Season One ILLUSTRATIONS BY LAUREN TAMAKI. PHOTOGRAPH BY HELEN SLOANE/HBO…

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