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Who created it? Irvin, Sam.
What's it called? Kay Thompson : from Funny face to Eloise / Sam Irvin.
Who published it? New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edition info! 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  BIOGRAPHY Thompson  AVAILABLE
What's it like? xv, 416 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Helpful notes! Includes index.
What's it about? Presents a tribute to the Hollywood entertainer-turned-author that covers such topics as her close friendship with Judy Garland, contributions as a celebrity trainer, and creation of the mischievous six-year-old Plaza mascot, Eloise.
What's in it? Precocious grownup -- Radio days. Think Fink : Kitty Fink becomes Kay Thompson (1909-1932) ; A face for radio : Thompson on the air (1933-1937) ; Hooray for what? : Broadway bound-and-gagged (1937-1942) -- The MGM years. MGM's secret weapon : Kay goes to Hollywood (1942-1944) ; Friend of Dorothy : somewhere over at Metro (1945-1947) -- The nightclub era. Atomic art : Kay Thompson and the Williams Brothers (1947-1949) ; Life is a cabaret : living out of a suitcase (1949-1955) -- The Eloise and Funny face revolution. A star is born : Eloise explodes (1955-1957) ; Slacks Fifth Avenue : from "Fancy pants" to Funny face (1930-1965) ; Kay's Frankenstein monster : Eloise runs amuck (1956-1961) -- Behind-the-scenes. Guru in the wings : from Sinatra to JFK (1947-1962) ; Mad about Andy : Pygmalion redux (1949-1962) -- The doyenne. The Roman spring of Miss Thompson : Eloise on the Tiber (1962-1968) ; Life with Liza : the last hurrah (1968-1998).
Helpful subjects! Thompson, Kay, 1909-1998.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Other titles to try! From Funny face to Eloise
Funny face to Eloise
Special numbers! 9781439176535 (hc)
1439176531 (hc)
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