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The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton by Dean Jensen
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Feb 13, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: from-the-library, biography, non-fiction, sideshow-circus-curios-oddities

This was a great read. These girls were so much more than just another sideshow attraction. They were very well known stars on the vaudeville circuit. They knew other "big draw" stars like Houdini and Bob Hope. They often were the headliners. They were kind of naive when it came to money and let a few too many people take advantage of them. This is probably due to their very sheltered life as children and young adults. They led very interesting lives and this book sheds a lot of light on these women who were so much more than their 5 minute cameo in the movie Freaks.

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Reading Progress

February 13, 2011 – Shelved
February 15, 2011 – Started Reading
February 15, 2011 –
page 14
3.33% "I have only started this book and already I am fascinated by the lives of these remarkable conjoined twins who already have defied the odds by even surviving."
February 17, 2011 –
page 144
34.2% "This book is very interesting. I had no idea that these twins were so popular and famous even before they starred in Tod Browning's movie Freaks."
February 21, 2011 –
page 326
February 22, 2011 – Finished Reading
December 10, 2012 – Shelved as: from-the-library
January 14, 2013 – Shelved as: biography
January 14, 2013 – Shelved as: non-fiction
July 24, 2013 – Shelved as: sideshow-circus-curios-oddities

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