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Jul 13, 2013 Tracey Richardson added it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes African-American history
Recommended to Tracey by: Mrs. Pittman - the Pemberton High School Librarian
I read this book in early high school. It was from Eartha's autobiography that I vowed to go to Paris one day. It took me over 40 years but I got there. Then I wrote a book about an entertainer, my great-grandmother Laura Boullt from Natchitoches, Louisiana, who lived and worked in Paris as an entertainer from 1905 until her death in 1960. ...more
Parts of this book are going to stick with me forever, especially the first half or so (some of the travelogue sections in the second half get a bit repetitive compared to how engrossing the first part was). Kitt was clearly speaking up about sexual harassment and violence long before #metoo.
Eartha Mae Kitt was an American actress, singer, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her 1953 Christmas song "Santa Baby". Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world." She took over the role of Catwoman for the third season of the 1960s Batman television series, replacing Julie Newmar, who was unavailable for the final season. ...more
“I'm in a weird place because the book is about to come out. So I'm basically just walking around like a raw nerve and I'm not sure that I...
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