Sam Irvin celebrates the glories of old Hollywood and musical theater in his biography of 20th-century show business's spiritual matriarch, Kay Thompson. Thompson, a headlining performer in her own right, guided some of music and cinema's hottest stars in the 1950s, including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball. Thompson then reinvented her career by becoming a bestselling author and hobnobbing with presidents and Beatles. Irvin balances the all-star ensemble with anecdotes that keep his bouncing subject on center stage in KAY THOMPSON: FROM "FUNNY FACE" TO "ELOISE."
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Subgenre: Entertainment + Performing Arts, Literary