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Monday, February 16, 2009

Book lust: Room 23

Yes, I want it.

Room 23

From the publisher:

ROOM 23 depicts a year in the life of a private penthouse suite in a hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The year is 2008. The protagonists: Hollywood's characters and elite. The host: Diana Jenkins. The photographer: Deborah Anderson. The photographs glamorously unveil the story of what takes place behind these closed doors in provocative and intimate images.

some of the guests in ROOM 23 are:


James Blunt

Roberto Cavalli

George Clooney

Cindy Crawford

Minnie Driver

Dennis Hopper

Rachel Hunter

Sir Elton John

Kid Rock

Heidi Klum

Ray Liotta

Lindsay Lohan

Kelly Lynch

Tamara Mellon

Jonny Lee Miller


Tatjana Patitz

Christian Slater
Sharon Stone
Donald Sutherland
Cheryl Teigs
Tony Ward

and many more...

28 x 35,5 cm, 11 x 14 in.

384 pages hardcover with jacket

text in english german
french spanish italian

March 2009

Some of Diana Anderson's photos from the book:

from Room 23

from Room 23

From the Los Angeles Times:

A friend gave Jenkins a photo shoot with Anderson, who is well known in town for her erotic photography and whose work had given her an international reputation for classy sensuality. The two hit it off and decided that they had to do a project to benefit a cause that, as it turned out, they both had deep feelings about.

"Room 23" was the result. Anderson's concept was as simple, elegant and sexy as a good black dress -- a year in the life of an upscale hotel room.

Jenkins went to work providing the celebrities' contacts, and over the course of months Anderson worked out of a single suite at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills with a skeleton crew of assistants. It made for an intimate and unique perspective on these well-known personalities.

"There was a lot of personal interaction behind the lens," said Anderson, whose earlier work includes a book called "Paperthin," a contemporary take on 1930s-style Parisian erotica. " 'Room 23' allowed me the freedom to tell a story in vignettes."

The book will be unveiled tonight at an exclusive celebrity fundraiser at the very same Peninsula Hotel where the photos were taken.

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