Dreams That Money Can Buy by Jon Bradshaw

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Dreams That Money Can Buy

The Tragic Life of Libby Holman

by Jon Bradshaw

Jonathan Cape, 1985, [First Edition], b/w photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0224028464

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with sunned spine

'...secures for Libby Holman a place beside Zelda Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Diane Arbus and Sylvia Plath in the pantheon of doomed American women.  Five years in the research and writing and based on interviews with hundreds of people who knew Libby personally, the book re-creates the rags-to-riches tragedy of this extraordinary woman who, at the end of the Roaring Twenties, achieved overnight stardom on Broadway by introducing such classic torch songs as 'Moanin' Low' and 'Body and Soul'.'