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Little Me The Intimate Memoirs of that Great Star of Stage Screen and Television Belle Poitrine as told to 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 Poitr

  • Title: Little Me: The Intimate Memoirs of that Great Star of Stage, Screen and Television/Belle Poitrine/as told to
  • Author: Patrick Dennis Edward Everett Tanner III Cris Alexander Charles Busch
  • ISBN: 9780767913478
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • Little Me: The Intimate Memoirs of that Great Star of Stage, Screen and Television/Belle Poitrine/as told to By Patrick Dennis Edward Everett Tanner III Cris Alexander Charles Busch, 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, n e 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,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, n e 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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    1. A nutcake parody of star bios, the book s whipped cream comes from the spankingly whacked and staged photographs of Milady s ribald life Have a laugh reading some GR reviews that take it seriously as an Anything One Poopy said felt he needed to be disinfected after reading Here s a better idea Kill yourself Belle Poitrine s life rivals that of Libby Holman s, only the Libby story isnt nutcake It s a banquet of creamy desserts And it s true Warble away, Libby

    2. 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 up Dennis real name Edward Everett Tanner III was the writer who gave the world Auntie Mame, which is very charming and sweet but this is much better He captures perfectly the delusional egocentricity that s endemic in show business and the arts and Facebook when I was a journalist, interviewing TV st [...]

    3. This was a classic of its time, yet it s largely forgotten today It s the purported autobiography of stage and screen star Belle Poitrine, as told to Patrick Dennis a tongue in cheek sendup of star autobiographies, with hilarious photographs by Cris Alexander, featuring model and actress Jeri Archer as Belle, Dennis himself as her second husband Cedric, and even cameos by actresses Rosalind Russell and Peggy Cass The tone is spot on perfect, as Belle narrates her rise to fame, with five husbands [...]

    4. This is a weird great book Patrick Dennis Auntie Mame wrote the text, pretending it s a memoir by a faded actress Also illustrated by photos that are totally faked It s basically Patrick Dennis and buddies posing as characters, etc It s hysterical

    5. One of the funniest books I ve ever read Campy, gay, and delusional could easily be called the many misadventures of Lady Derp

    6. Where has this book been all my life I laughed so hard and continually reading this gem, as sparkling as the Baughhdie diamonds, that my boss had to come over and see And seeing is really half the fun with a 150 photographs supporting the text Without the photographs, this would be a 5 star book, lampooning the glut of movie star biographies that came out in the 50s, the rise and fall and rise again of Belle Poitrine The photographs elevate it to a piece of purest camp and if there were stars t [...]

    7. I didn t so much finish this novel as give up on it Little Me is the fictional autobiography of Belle Poitrine a self titled movie star of the early to mid 20th Century who regards herelf as one of the great actresses of all time In fact, she s a talentless liar, thief, call girl, and murderer who cheats her way to the top through blackmail and other similarly savory means means.This novel is commonly regarded as Patrick Dennis s best non Auntie Mame piece of fiction so much so that they even ma [...]

    8. If Jane Krakowski were a book, it would be this one Hopelessly na ve and self deluded, fictional fading movie starlet Belle Poitrine narrates her exploits in what she assumes is a highbrow literary biography, completely missing the fact that her tale is tawdry, racy and contains an impressive level of self incrimination Wherever Poitrine goes, she sows chaos and destruction willy nilly, and even in the final moments of the book, which imply a grisly ending is in store, she remains no wiser to he [...]

    9. Martinis and bikinisDevo ammetterlo, entrare nello spirito di Povera piccina non stato per nulla semplice Come la stragrande maggioranza dei lettori mi sono avvicinato a questo libro dopo l esperienza di Zia Mame e forse ingenuamente mi aspettavo un personaggio simile Niente di pi errato Belle Poitrine, la finta semi diva protagonista di questa finta autobiografia semmai la nemesi della poderosa Mame Col senno di poi posso dire di esserne enormemente felice, perch Patrick Dennis ci ha cos regala [...]

    10. The film was a great success both commercially and critically and one reviewer even coined the word soporific to describe it This, I suppose, was meant to combine superb and terrific but the term certainly caught on as I have heard it used many times once or twice even applied to my own performances Wanting to get away fromwell, everythingI threw my eyes into the arms of Patrick Dennis I read this when I was a teenagerhaving found a hardbound copy in an old barn converted into a second hand book [...]

    11. Caro Patrick Dennis,In genere, quando scrivo le recensioni in questo formato, stanno per arrivare valanghe di critiche e di lamentele ai poveri destinatari In genere, perch Lei il milionesimo clien volevo dire perch questa, per una volta tanto, sar una lettera positiva Onestamente, io un po La compatisco Il suo personaggio pi amato l unico Zia Mame, che noto Lei odiasse per il suo fastidioso vizietto di inglobare tutta la Sua carriera letteraria con la sua stravaganza A dire il vero anch io la t [...]

    12. I romanzi di Patrick Dennis hanno un solo incredibile macroscopico difetto sono RIPETITIVI Cio partono beeeeelliiii, ahahahah, divertenti, fantastici Proseguono ihihihi, carina questa, eheheh forte dai Verso la fine ma sta cosa non l aveva gi raccontata Ma ancora viva sta vecchiaccia Cos era Zia Mame , cos Povera piccina , che se vogliamo ha anche un altro difetto l abuso dei doppi sensi e la finta innocenza della protagonista, che ricorda in alcune sue sparate la Sally Mara di Queneau Mi si chi [...]

    13. Hilarious satire of celebrity memoirs with fantastic photos It was a lot of fun to discover but it did start to wear a little thin towards the end.

    14. SO OK so I LOVE Patrick Dennis and his quirky sense of humor and writing style, but this book MEH not so much at first it was kind of fun was a little creeped out by the very YOUNG Belle Poitrine being victimized by not only her mother but the letches no pun intended read the book and you will get the pun then there was the fact that Belle was living in a world where she was completely clueless as to how the world worked or how she worked in it at first it was cute but then it just got old OLDER [...]

    15. Non assolutamente al pari di Zia Mame ma fa sicuramente fare un sacco di risate.Belle Poitrine sicuramente un personaggio ben definito, una donna con gli attributi , che sa quello che vuole e come prenderselo Essendo la voce narrante del libro si riesce ad entrare nei pi profondi meandri della psiche di questa donna che vede tutti i suoi gesti e le sue azioni con un velo di ingenuit verginale, che fa letteralmente a cazzotti con l immagine della donna che via via si costruisce dalla narrazione.T [...]

    16. This is such a peculiar book I first saw it in my parents bedroom, not long after it came out Dad was hiding it, so of course we had to peek at it, and the naughty photos absolutely riveted us just because they were naughty But the story made no sense.I stumbled on a copy in a used book store decades later, and the first couple of pages made me laugh out loud it was a sendup of star memoirs, probably of Gypsy Rose Lee s autobiography, which I think came out around then The joke very soon wore th [...]

    17. I read this book in its original hardbound 1961 version, sneaked from my parents library It took me a long time at 12 or so to understand that it was a FUNNY book, because I was way interested in the naughty pictures than picking up subtext Written by the author of Auntie Mame, the book purports to be the memoir of a fictional innocent named Belle Poitrine didn t realize at the time that that meant Nice Bustline in french led into a life of adventure by a series of untrustworthy men Very very f [...]

    18. Brilliant, ageless parody of the bombshell lifestyle How many Belle Poitrine types have come and gone from the public eye since this book was published It s pretty amazing how fresh the humor is because the famous for being famous archetype has never gone away Rant time I always felt Jeri Archer, the actress who portrays the Poitrine family in the photographs, deserved a credit of her own for this book She s a genius, and if you read the fine print most of the costumes she wore were from her per [...]

    19. I still remember reading this many years later It was screamingly funny at the time I read it, but then, I had been reading a few other real celebrity bio s at that time, and decided that this was, without a doubt the best one I d ever read The photographs in the book just provide that little bit of over the top camp that was needed to keep this book light and frothy A really good beach read, if you want something that is light, amusing and doesn t really engage the brain cells all that much.

    20. It took me a couple chapters to understand the author s humor, but once I got it the book became hilarious It s a satirical imitation of self reverential celebrity memoirs, and Belle Poitrine is the most unreliable narrator ever I m probably used to books being straightforward and having the story handed to me, so I had to sort of learn to read between the lines it was worth it Others who are quicker on the uptake will probably do better than I Anyway, the story is shocking and amusing, and the [...]

    21. finta biografia con corredo fotografico dell ascesa di un attricetta senza qualit che da uno sperduto paese dell illinois arriva a conquistare londra e los angeles tramite colpi di fortuna e contatti con gli uomini giusti esilarante, soprattutto all inizio, la finta aria ingenua della protagonista belle poitrine vacua e presuntuosa che riesce a distruggere qualsiasi cosa su cui metta le mani ma che si salva comunque meno spumeggiante di zia mame, ma fa sorridere amaro edizione deliziosa e postfa [...]

    22. Another Patrick Dennis brainchildis one way ahead of it s time This story also found another successful venue on Broadway in the early 1960s So funny and still on point with the bizarre lives and exotic memiors of entertainers, both then and now Belle Poitrine is a delighful egotist and her life story is a hoot The photos are hilarious

    23. A faux autobiography of a fictitious movie star, this book along with its posed photos is a sendup of everyself serving celebrity biography that has ever ruined a forest Starting in 1900, when Belle Poitrine nee Schlumpfert is born, and ending in 1960with the chapter Frankly Forty , this ranks with Myra Breckinridge as one of the best satires in fiction.

    24. I have to echo the other reviewers At first, I thought it was a strange autobiography of an unknown starbut when I started getting into it, I realized it s a spoof of a fictional star, but over the top campy and hilarious So many laugh out loud moments.

    25. One of the funniest books I have ever read Patrick Dennis is sheer genius This was camp before there was camp This book was so far ahead of it s time, I can t believe it was published 1955 and was on Broadway in the 60s with Cid Caesar.

    26. A very entertaining parody of washed up celebrity tell alls, complete with very amusing faked photos and innuendo The book is about as camp as camp can get with nudges and winks than I could even fish out, not to mention sly references to real stars of the screen and stage.

    27. 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.

    28. Brilliant, there are many actors who played the characters in the book via photos that were made to make this story fun and CAMP

    29. Allegro e divertente seguito delle avventure di zia Mame Ideale per qualche ora in spensieratezza

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