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Title: America's Mistress - the Life and Times of Eartha Kitt
Description: London, Quercus. 2013, First. (ISBN: 9780857385758). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. An As New copy in an As New Dustjacket. First Edition, First Printing. xv + 336 pages. 23 illustrations. Eartha Kitt was a skinny, mixed-race woman with an odd, angular face who was able to persuade fifties white America that she was the sexiest thing it had ever seen. Extraordinarily versatile in her talents, as a singer, actress and dancer, she transcended all the stereotypes meted out to women of her background. She could count Marilyn Monroe, T.S. Eliot, Prince Philip and Albert Einstein amongst her friends and admirers, and almost forget she had once been a poor black girl from the Deep South. This moving and unsettling biography is at once a a profound exploration of the destructive effects of fame and prejudice, and also an unforgettable portrait of an enchanting, unpredictable figure who was once, in the words of Orson Welles, 'the most exciting woman in the world'. 23. As New/As New.

Keywords: Eartha Kitt 9780857385758

Price: GBP 15.00 = appr. US$ 21.42 Seller: Goldring Books
- Book number: 011044

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