Bricktop By Bricktop With James Haskins
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Bricktop By Bricktop With James Haskins
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Atheneum, New York, 1983, Stated First Edition. A colourful, exuberant memoir of the legendary Bricktop (aka Ada Smith), singer, talent scout, intimate of the rich and infamous, proprietor of the most famous club in Paris during the 20's and 30's; Cole Porter wrote Miss Otis Regrets for her, T.S. Eliot put her in a poem, Fitzgerald and Hemmingway wrote about her and hung out in her bar...and so much more, all recounted with panache from the perspective of her eighty nine years. Good stuff!Quarter red cloth over marbled tan boards, foot of spine is bumped, rear board is slightly warped, mild dent to bottom edge of rear board, else near fine, tight, clean, unmarked. In a like dust jacket, unclipped, foot of spine is creased, short closed tear to bottom fore corner of front panel, mild edge creasing and wear. J1636

Bricktop By Bricktop With James Haskins
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Bricktop By Bricktop With James Haskins
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Bricktop By Bricktop With James Haskins
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