Back in print at last From the author of "e;Auntie Mame"e; the bawdy, bestselling, bountifully illustrated autobiography of an imaginary diva whose life is one hilarious mishap after another.
For Belle Poitrine, nee Mayble Schlumpfert, all the world's a stage and she's the most important player on it. At once coy and coercive, with a name that means "e;beautiful bosom"e; in French, she claws her way from Striver's Row to the silver screen. Recalling Belle's career, which ranged from portraying Anne Boleyn in "e;Oh, Henry"e; to roles in both "e;Sodom"e; and its sequel "e;Gomorrah"e; (not to mention the classic "e;Papaya Paradise"e;), "e; Little Me"e; serves up copious quanitites of husbands, couture, and Pink Lady cocktails, with international adventures and a murder trial to boot.
A runaway bestseller that made its way to Broadway, starring Sid Caesar in 1962 and Martin Short in 1998, "e;Little Me"e; is now reprinted--with all of the 150 historic, hysterical photographs depicting the funniest scenes from Belle's sordid life, including cameo appearances by the author and Rosalind Russell. Considered a collector's item, the first edition of"e; Little Me"e; was like a performance in book form. Now this glittering spoof of celebrity is gloriously reincarnated for connoisseurs of all things chick and cheeky.
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