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Strait-laced, pre-civil rights the USA wasn't prepared for Eartha Kitt. looking forward to others to be prepared used to be by no means her sort. in America's Mistress John L. Williams captures the individual at the back of the parable during this attractive biography but additionally race kinfolk in Twentieth-century America.
From humble roots on a South Carolina cotton plantation, the multilingual, very likely multi-racial chanteuse emerged likely from nowhere to seduce the kingdom and redefine cosmopolitan glamour. mixing mind, self-awareness and unheard of intercourse attraction, she was once a Technicolor presence in a black-and-white international.
But the main to her attract was once constantly her secret, and her 3 not-entirely-consistent autobiographies increase extra questions than they solution approximately who she fairly was--whether making a song, dancing, appearing or drawing headlines for her romantic dalliances and political activism.
Drawing on large unique learn and interviews with the folk who knew her top, Williams provides a finished, compassionate and thought-provoking list of a lifestyles that confounded stereotypes, shattered obstacles, but appeared to fall in need of its capability within the end.

America's Mistress is finally a party of a impressive American existence that cleared the path for black entertainers from Belafonte to Beyoncé. With objectivity and thoroughness, John L. Williams offers sought-after solutions to tantalizing and elusive questions.

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