America's Mistress: Eartha Kitt, Her Life and Times

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America's Mistress: Eartha Kitt, Her Life and Times - Williams, John L.
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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 ...

America's Mistress: Eartha Kitt, Her Life and Times 2014, Quercus Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9780857385772

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