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Growing up with a black, Auntie Mame — like mother who performed with the likes of Lena Horne and Alvin Ailey, and a WASP seafaring father, Susan Fales-Hill thought nothing of watching her mother, Josephine Premice, perform in an acclaimed Broadway musical one moment and fleeing to Faleton, her grandparents' summer estate, the next.

But it was from her mother — a woman who was dressed by Givenchy and sculpted by Alexander Calder, yet rejected by many a casting agent for her "dark," unconventional looks — that Susan drew inspiration, particularly when she faced challenges in her own career as a television writer in Hollywood, a town that wasn't always receptive to positive images of people of color. As a result, the two developed a bond that mothers and daughters everywhere will find inspiring.

Dazzling in their public lives and emotionally vulnerable in their private lives, there is not a person in this touching and, at times, funny family memoir that the reader will soon forget.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-272).

About the Author

Susan Fales-Hill is an award-winning television writer and producer. She has worked on shows ranging from The Cosby Show to A Different World, Linc's, and Suddenly Susan. Her writing has also appeared in Vogue, Town & Country, and Travel & Leisure. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060523565
Subtitle:
My Mother Bold and Beautiful
Author:
Fales-hill, Susan
Author:
Fales-Hill, Susan
Publisher:
Harper
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Haiti
Subject:
Actresses
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Haitian Americans
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
01-03-025
Publication Date:
20030415
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.97 in 18.88 oz

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