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The Fabulous Moolah: First Goddess of the Squared Circle

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  62 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Lillian Ellison, known in the ring as the Fabulous Moolah, is one of wrestling's pioneering veterans and heroines, both in and out of the squared circle. When wrestling first caught the attention of the public, Moolah had a ringside seat. Appearing on the scene in 1949 as a "valet" for some male wrestlers, she was introduced to the crowd as a "slave girl" dressed in reveal ...more
Hardcover, 231 pages
Published August 6th 2002 by ReganBooks (first published August 2002)
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Todd Stockslager
I was surprised to see 13 others in Amazon had reviewed this book, apparently without tongue in cheek. Ellison's ghost-written autobiography (the cover credits "with Larry Platt", but the acknowledgments thanks Stacey Pascarella) qualifies for, no, defines the rating Waste of paper."

...Unless you recognize the name Lou Albano and remember the tent-sized Hawaiian shirts and the rubber-band grooming aids dangling from the thin ,straggly goatee. Those were heady days early in the new age of Rock an
This is the most likable I think I've ever seen Moolah... you barely get the impression that she was a no-selling absolute heel for most of her career. There are several parts of her story I wish she'd elaborated on, and some of this needed to decide whether it was going to break kayfabe or not. The way its told, Moolah admits that wrestling is scripted but then continues to tell stories of matches as if the outcome wasn't decided. Even her famous "Spider-Lady" screw-job match is treated like an ...more
Oct 16, 2007 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: professional wrestling fans
Shelves: wrestlingbooks
In a male dominated industry it's nice to hear a woman's point of view. Not only is The Fabulous Moolah (Lillian Ellison) a successful woman in professional wrestling, she's been there for a very long time. This book shows us the industry from the ladies' point of view as well as a bit of wrestling history. I've read many wrestler biographies, each book gives you some insight into professional wrestling history as it applied to the author. The early wrestling world was completely different for w ...more
The Fabulous Moolah died in November of this year. Her career was fascinating, and this book does her justice. Even if you're not interested in wrestling, I think it would be an interesting read. It takes you back to a time when there was nothing diva-like about the women in wrestling. I would also recommend the documentary, Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling.
A very quick read about one of the first ladies of wrestling. Read about her rise to the championship that she held for 28 years straight and the various celebs she interacted with along the way - including a marriage proposal from Hank Williams, Jr. Great book to read in combination with viewing the documentary "Lipstick & Dynamite".
The fact that one of Moolah's oldest friends is a midget was one of the best parts about this book. A quick and boring read.
Entertaing biography of one of the true ladies of wrestling.
The oldest lady in wrestling a great read!
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