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“You Know, She’s Such a Liar, She May Even Be Fat!” Alexandre Dumas, Fils, On the Rail-Thin Actress Sarah Bernhardt

Well, I know what book I’m going to read next. Sarah Bernhardt strolls through many of the biographies I read of that period, making cameo appearances in her crazy outfits, causing jealousy, envy and awe in everyone she met, especially … Continue reading

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The Books: “Laurette. The Intimate Biography of Laurette Taylor By Her Daughter” (Marguerite Courtney)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir Laurette: The Intimate Biography of Laurette Taylor, by Marguerite Courtney Laurette Taylor had a long (and rather checkered) stage career – Broadway and regional – starting in 1909 – a career where her really big … Continue reading

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Weekend snapshots

— I got most of my hair chopped off. I love it. It looks great. — My new bookcase was delivered. I put it up in my main room – which now means that I have four bookcases in that … Continue reading

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