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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

Label
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
Title variation
Americas mistress
Title variation remainder
the life and times of Eartha Kitt
Creator
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."--Provided by publisher
Summary
A biography of the acclaimed singer, actress, and dancer focuses on the mystique of Kitt's exotic and highly visible persona and how it took a toll on her career and personal life
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10414818
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.K5
LC item number
W55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kitt, Eartha
  • African American women entertainers
  • Women singers
  • Singers
  • Actresses
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and times of Eartha Kitt
Label
America's mistress : the life and times of Eartha Kitt, John L. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 319 p. , 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781623658236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illus. (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o868199630
  • (OCoLC)868199630
Label
America's mistress : the life and times of Eartha Kitt, John L. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 319 p. , 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781623658236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illus. (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o868199630
  • (OCoLC)868199630

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