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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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 m#65533;lange . . . unlike anything . . . ever seen before" (Best Books of 2006).
Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060853334
Branch Call Number: 792.8028092
Characteristics: 187 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 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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