Little Me: The Intimate Memoirs of that Great Star of Stage, by Patrick Dennis

By Patrick Dennis

Back in print ultimately! From the writer of Auntie Mame: the bawdy, bestselling, bountifully illustrated autobiography of an imaginary diva whose existence is one hilarious mishap after another.

For Belle Poitrine, née Mayble Schlumpfert, the entire world's a level and she's an important participant on it. right now coy and coercive, with a reputation that suggests "beautiful bosom" in French, she claws her method from Striver's Row to the silver monitor. Recalling Belle's occupation, which ranged from portraying Anne Boleyn in Oh, Henry to roles in either Sodom and its sequel Gomorrah (not to say the vintage Papaya Paradise), Little Me serves up copious quanitites of husbands, couture, and red woman cocktails, with foreign adventures and a homicide trial to boot.

A runaway bestseller that made its method to Broadway, starring Sid Caesar in 1962 and Martin brief in 1998, Little Me is now reprinted--with the entire one hundred fifty ancient, hysterical photos depicting the funniest scenes from Belle's sordid existence, together with cameo appearances via the writer and Rosalind Russell. thought of a collector's merchandise, the 1st version of Little Me was once like a functionality in publication shape. Now this glittering spoof of big name is gloriously reincarnated for connoisseurs of all issues chick and cheeky.

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She wasn’t a lesbian though. Jokes of that calibre kept the room entertained, and one must always remember to play to the millions of TV viewers in addition to those present. What’s more, I had spent the previous ten years taking enough drugs to put most of those present into nappies, so I could connect on that level. I was no stranger, either, to live acts of reckless self-destruction, so was unperturbed when the lead singer of the band Cribs sharded himself up, real horrorshow, on a table full of glasses he’d Iggy Popped himself on to.

I was even offered the chance to host the NME Awards, a notoriously difficult gig where the baddest, drunkest musicians of the year nonchalantly RSVP, then indifferently attend a debauched, yet carefully staged, indie rock and roll award show. This was a month before I’d appeared on Jonathan Ross’s show or been kissed into the mainstream, which was unfortunate because I could’ve used any extra status available to control a very difficult room. If Jonathan Ross is hosting an awards show, everyone there accepts his authority, we all respect him and sit down and shut up.

I learned never to say anything controversial at awards ceremonies ever again. Under any circumstances. Unless I was absolutely certain that it was funny. † Chapter 3 Big Brother’s Big Risk Blundersome TV producer and cohort Gareth Roy does a very good impression of my orgasm, having once overheard me dispensing with some effluvia with a couple of young people lit only by the tangerine sea of twinkling LA street lanterns, that make the Hollywood Hills so desirable a residence, and the unnecessary front room gas fire, which also drenched the contorted nude forms in naughty orange.

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