But Darling, I'm Your Auntie Mame!: The Amazing History of the World's Favorite Madcap Auntby R.T. Jordan
This is the amazing story of how one outrageous, larger-than-life but extraordinarily human fictional character became one of the most popular heroines ever to grace the pages of two novels, two stage plays and two screen adaptations. First published in 1955, Patrick Dennis's beloved novel chronicled a young boy's adventures with his eccentric, warm-hearted aunt -- a character played to perfection by actors as diverse as Rosalind Russell, Angela Lansbury, and Lucille Ball. But taking Mame from page to stage to screen proved to be a ride as wild as any of her fictional parties. There were fired writers, demanding stars, and a few lawsuits as well as moments of true genius, sheer luck, and career-making triumphs.
In this loving, exhaustively researched tribute to the world's favorite madcap aunt, confirmed "Mame-ophile" Richard Tyler Jordan shares fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from such Broadway and Hollywood luminaries as original Broadway producers Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr, playwrights Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence, and musical theatre legend Jerry Herman, as well as remembrances from cast members, screenwriters, producers, family members, and stars.
Filled with fascinating, never-before-told tales of Broadway and Hollywood's Golden Age, warm anecdotes, insider gossip, and heartbreaking moments, But Darling, I'm Your Auntie Mame! is a book as effervescent and unforgettable as the grand dame herself, and one no Mame buff should be without!
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