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100 1  Williams, John,|d1961-|eauthor. 
245 10 America's mistress :|bthe life and times of Eartha Kitt /
       |cJohn L. Williams. 
264  1 [New York] :|bQuercus,|c2014. 
264  4 ©2013 
300    xv, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :
       |billustrations (some color) ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent. 
336    still image|bsti|2rdacontent. 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia. 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier. 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520    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 biography shows a star adrift in a 
       bewildering new America torn apart by the Civil Rights 
       movement. Shunned by many of her former friends, shocked 
       by her country's insiduous racism, and with a perilously 
       fragile sense of her own identity, Eartha Kitt would pay 
       the price that came from trying to be America's mistress. 
600 10 Kitt, Eartha. 
650  0 Women singers|vBiography. 
650  0 Singers|vBiography. 
650  0 African Americans|vBiography. 
650  0 African American women singers|vBiography. 
650  0 African American actresses|vBiography. 
650  0 African American motion picture actors and actresses. 
650  0 African American women entertainers. 
655  7 Biography.|0(OCoLC)fst01423686.|2fast 
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