The Marchesa Luisa Casati was Europe's most notorious celebrity, and its most eccentric. For the first three decades of the twentieth century she astounded the continent. Nude servants gilded in gold leafs attended her; bizarre wax mannequins sat as guests at her dining table; and she wore live snakes as jewellery. Among those she captivated were Man Ray, Augustus John, Jean Cocteau, Cecil Beaton and Jack Kerouac. Some became lovers, others awestruck admirers, but all were influenced by this extraordinary muse. Explored in detail for the first time, this is the story of the Marchesa Luisa Casati.
|Publisher:||Random House of Canada, Limited|
About the Author
Scot D. Ryersson is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer and the author of film reviews and essays. Michael Orlando Yaccarino is a highly praised film critic specializing in genre films.