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Gypsy

£125.00

Product description

The name 'Gypsy Rose Lee' needs no explanation - the legendary burlesque performer was one of the great celebrities of her day, creating a new form of strip-tease accompanied by humour and interaction with her audience. Four years of this life were followed by roles in a number of films, and she also wrote two detective stories and a play - a lady of many talents, indeed!

Rose Louise Hovick (1911-1970) was encouraged into performance by her mother, and led a complicated and colourful life throughout her 59 years, ending in her death from lung cancer. While this memoir has been criticised as the product of a ghost-writer, it is now thought to be largely by her own hand, and is 'unmatched in its gaiety, refreshing wit and general enchantment'.

The book is in good condition, bound in pale striped paper-covered boards with olive cloth spine and quarter binding, a gilt publisher's logo on the front cover, and the title in gilt and the author's name in white on the spine. Previous owner's stamps (inside the front cover and on the rear endpaper) show him resident in Canada, a fact confirmed by the hand-written inscription inside the fep. The endpapers offer a pale colourwash illustration of a strip-tease artiste and audience. Numerous b/w photographs illustrate the text, which is clean and bright throughout. There is no foxing. The (clipped) D/W is present but a little battered, with a few tears, creases and losses, featuring a photographic portrait of the author. There are two very small marks on the bottom of the book, but otherwise it is in excellent condition.

Item details

Added value:
Fist edition, inscribed/signed copy
Author(s):
Gypsy Rose Lee
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
22.5 x 15 x 3.5 cm
Edition:
1957
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
337
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers, New York
Title:
Gypsy

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About this item

The name 'Gypsy Rose Lee' needs no explanation - the legendary burlesque performer was one of the great celebrities of her day, creating a new form of strip-tease accompanied by humour and interaction with her audience. Four years of this life were followed by roles in a number of films, and she also wrote two detective stories and a play - a lady of many talents, indeed!

Rose Louise Hovick (1911-1970) was encouraged into performance by her mother, and led a complicated and colourful life throughout her 59 years, ending in her death from lung cancer. While this memoir has been criticised as the product of a ghost-writer, it is now thought to be largely by her own hand, and is 'unmatched in its gaiety, refreshing wit and general enchantment'.

The book is in good condition, bound in pale striped paper-covered boards with olive cloth spine and quarter binding, a gilt publisher's logo on the front cover, and the title in gilt and the author's name in white on the spine. Previous owner's stamps (inside the front cover and on the rear endpaper) show him resident in Canada, a fact confirmed by the hand-written inscription inside the fep. The endpapers offer a pale colourwash illustration of a strip-tease artiste and audience. Numerous b/w photographs illustrate the text, which is clean and bright throughout. There is no foxing. The (clipped) D/W is present but a little battered, with a few tears, creases and losses, featuring a photographic portrait of the author. There are two very small marks on the bottom of the book, but otherwise it is in excellent condition.

Added value:
Fist edition, inscribed/signed copy
Author(s):
Gypsy Rose Lee
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
22.5 x 15 x 3.5 cm
Edition:
1957
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
337
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers, New York
Title:
Gypsy

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