i figured out the interiors were by palmer weiss and i emailed her... she writes back that it was a slim aarons photo. FINALLY i had gotten somewhere and had a name :)
and that he did. his subjects were part of a time when smoking cigarettes and laying in the sun for hours didn't caused any damage to your health, where cocktails were never questioned after 10 am, where there were no cell phones and no emails waiting for you. life was leisurely, especially for the jet-set and it made for great photos.
i wanted to purchase one of these prints for my own home but found out here, that they were a little out of my price range.
i love it. it indeed sits on my coffee table and i plan on removing a few and framing them in matching frames down my long and narrow hallway. i think it will be something fun to look at when there's snow on the ground!
hope you like his photos... lots to inspire here.