Monday, January 9, 2012

Mailbox Monday 01.09.12



Hosted this month by At Home With Books.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.


After a meteoric ascent on Broadway that began with Ziegfeld's 1910 Follies, Lillian Lorraine went on to become one of the most famous entertainers in America. Her passionately lived life made her a prime target for the tabloid gossip doyens of the day. This biography recounts the early West Coast life of this superstar as well as her coronation on Broadway, her work in silent film, and her sexual liaisons that helped her gain her notoriety. It also covers her eventual disappearance from public life, her alcoholism and her death, which went largely unnoticed. She was buried in 1955 in a pauper's grave. The book includes first-hand personal anecdotes and observations from recently discovered tapes, which were recorded by a confidant of Lorraine's.

Won from LibraryThing.



9 comments:

Mystica said...

Nice cover as well!

bermudaonion said...

Oh, I bet that's a fun book! I hope you enjoy it!

Kaye said...

looks like a good one! Have a wonderful week and happy reading. My MM is here

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love the hat! The cover reminds me of old pix from my grandmother's era...thanks for sharing. Enjoy!

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Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like an interesting read, enjoy!

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I'll bet that will be a very interesting read. Love the picture on the cover!

RAnn said...

Love the cover

Alyce said...

That looks like a fun read!

Audra said...

ohemgee, I am so covetous! I want to read that one so bad!! Enjoy!