Century Girl

Century Girl

100 Years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis, Last Living Star of the Ziegfeld Follies

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A biography of the Ziegfeld star discusses the social and cultural movements that shaped her career, in a portrait that discusses such topics as her entry into the Ziegfeld Follies at the age of fourteen and her interactions with numerous famous figures.

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Lauren Redniss, acclaimed author of the brilliant biography-in-collage Radioactive, delivers a stunning visual journey through the life of the last Ziegfeld girl, Doris Eaton Travis. Now in paperback for the first time, Century Girl spans the brightest moments in early show business, the major historical landmarks of the 20th century, and the intimate milestones of one woman’s long life. Incorporating hundreds of archival photos and personal clippings with inventive line drawings and a compelling, hand-written narrative, Century Girl is a more than a biography, more than a graphic novel, and more than an art book—it is a singularly original and major work of art that Slate magazine calls “a visually dazzling mélange . . . unlike anything . . . ever seen before” (Best Books of 2006).


Baker
& Taylor

A lavishly illustrated account of the life of the Ziegfeld star discusses the social and cultural movements that shaped her career, in a portrait that discusses such topics as her entry into the Ziegfeld Follies at the age of fourteen, her interactions with numerous famous figures, and her non-theatrical achievements. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, 2006
ISBN: 9780060853334
0060853336
Branch Call Number: 792.8 R248c
Characteristics: 187 p. : ill. ; 29 cm

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Dec 15, 2011

Wonderful, joyful, fascinating. Writer/author Lauren Redniss has created a fantastic new form of biography. Using hand-designed text, original art, photographs and collage, she tells the story of the last star of the Ziegfeld Follies, who had an amazing one-hundred-year plus life. A total delight!

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