• America's Mistress: the Life & Times of Eartha Kitt

    America's Mistress: the Life & Times of Eartha Kitt
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    ISBN: 9780857385765
    Title: America's Mistress: the Life & Times of Eartha Kitt
    Author: WILLIAMS JOHN L

    'The most exciting woman in the world' Orson Welles. 'A sadistic nymphomaniac' The CIA. 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 they'd ever seen. She could count Marilyn Monroe, T.S. Eliot, Prince Philip, James Dean and Albert Einstein amongst her friends and admirers. As comfortable in playing Catwoman as she was acting in avante garde theatre, as likely to be investigated by the CIA as to appear with Frankie Howerd, there had never been anyone like her in showbusiness before and hasn't been, sadly, since. In this panoramic account of Eartha Kitt and the convulsive era in which she lived, racism, music, and politics combine in an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary woman.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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