In the 1950s a wave of actors—including Marlon Brando, James Dean, Paul Newman, and Peter Fonda—revolutionized Hollywood with their method acting, but also with their blue-collar wardrobes, haircuts, and tough guy demeanor. Their stylistic influence is also seen here in photos of such stars as Sean Penn, John Travolta, and Nicolas Cage. This is one of a series of compact monographs that present visual surveys of a specific cultural phenomenon or personality captured in photographs. Following a concise introductory essay, each presents dozens of large, uncaptioned color and black and white plates—some filling both pages, 12 x 8 1/2 inches—which are identified in a thumbnail index. Most titles in the series include a chronology or bibliography.