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Mae West : it ain't no sin

Author: Simon Louvish
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Sex goddess, Hollywood star, transgressive playwright, author, blues singer, and vaudeville brat--Mae West remains a unique twentieth-century figure. She made an everlasting mark in trailblazing Broadway plays and films. Biographer Louvish charts her amazing seven decades in show business, from early years in teenage summer stock to her last reincarnation as 1960s gay icon and grande dame of Hollywood survivors.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Mae West; Mae West
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Louvish
ISBN: 0312348789 9780312348786
OCLC Number: 69332479
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: xvii, 491 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: Come Up and See Me ix --
Part 1 Rap Rap Rap --
Part 2 The Low-and-Behold Girl --
Part 3 Sex, Drag and Rocky Roads --
Part 4 Belle of the Thirties --
Part 5 Herself Alone --
Chronology, Stage Plays and Filmography 451.
Responsibility: Simon Louvish.
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"Sex goddess, Hollywood star, transgressive playwright, author, blues singer, and vaudeville brat--Mae West remains a unique twentieth-century figure. She made an everlasting mark in trailblazing Broadway plays and films. Biographer Louvish charts her amazing seven decades in show business, from early years in teenage summer stock to her last reincarnation as 1960s gay icon and grande dame of Hollywood survivors. This is the first biography to make use of Mae's recently uncovered personal papers, offering an unprecedented view into the endless creative drive and daring wit of this legendary star.--From publisher description."--Source other than the Library of Congress.

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