Little Me: The Intimate Memoirs of that Great Star of Stage, Screen, and Television, Belle Poitrine

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Broadway Books, Oct 1, 2002 - Humor - 272 pages
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Back in print at last! From the author of Auntie Mame: the bawdy, bestselling, bountifully illustrated autobiography of an imaginary diva whose life is one hilarious mishap after another.

For Belle Poitrine, née Mayble Schlumpfert, all the world's a stage and she's the most important player on it. At once coy and coercive, with a name that means "beautiful bosom" in French, she claws her way from Striver's Row to the silver screen. Recalling Belle's career, which ranged from portraying Anne Boleyn in Oh, Henry to roles in both Sodom and its sequel Gomorrah (not to mention the classic Papaya Paradise), Little Me serves up copious quanitites of husbands, couture, and Pink Lady cocktails, with international adventures and a murder trial to boot.

A runaway bestseller that made its way to Broadway, starring Sid Caesar in 1962 and Martin Short in 1998, Little Me is now reprinted--with all of the 150 historic, hysterical photographs depicting the funniest scenes from Belle's sordid life, including cameo appearances by the author and Rosalind Russell. Considered a collector's item, the first edition of Little Me was like a performance in book form. Now this glittering spoof of celebrity is gloriously reincarnated for connoisseurs of all things chick and cheeky.

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User Review  - Rupert Smith - Goodreads

This spoof autobiography of the 'great star of stage, screen and television' Belle Poitrine is another of my 'funniest books ever written', and I read a chapter or two whenever I'm in need of cheering ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

If you read this, you must either read it on an iPad reader, or the original print version. The pictures make this book. I had to put the book down for about 15 minutes after seeing the movie poster for Belle's rendition of "The Scarlet Letter." Read full review

About the author (2002)

PATRICK DENNIS, the author of Auntie Mame, was the pen name of Edward Everett Tanner III, (1921-1976). One of the most eccentric, celebrated, and widely read writers of the 1950's and '60's, Tanner wrote sixteen novels, a majority of which were national bestsellers.

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