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The Resource America's mistress : the life and times of Eartha Kitt, John L. Williams

America's mistress : the life and times of Eartha Kitt, John L. Williams

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America's mistress : the life and times of Eartha Kitt
Title
America's mistress
Title remainder
the life and times of Eartha Kitt
Statement of responsibility
John L. Williams
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eartha Kitt was a skinny, mixed-race woman with an odd, angular face, who seduced fifties white America into thinking that she was, in the words of Orson Welles, 'the most exciting woman in the world'. She could count Marilyn Monroe, T.S. Eliot, Prince Philip and Albert Einstein among her friends and admirers, and was almost able to forget she had once been a poor black girl from the Deep South. But her new persona was also a prison from which she found it impossible to escape. John L. Williams' moving and unsettling biography shows a star adrift in a bewildering new America torn apart by the Civil Rights movement. Shunned by many of her former friends, shocked by her country's insiduous racism, and with a perilously fragile sense of her own identity, Eartha Kitt would pay the price that came from trying to be America's mistress
Biography type
individual biography
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1961-
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Williams, John
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kitt, Eartha
  • Singers
  • Women singers
Target audience
adult
Label
America's mistress : the life and times of Eartha Kitt, John L. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052115958
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857385765
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Label
America's mistress : the life and times of Eartha Kitt, John L. Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052115958
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857385765
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits

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