Miss Lillian Russell
A Novel Memoir
by James Brough
McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1978 [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0070081200
Near Fine Condition, dustjacket a little marked, minor chipping and edgewearto dustjacket.
'In Miss Lillian Russell, James Brough recreates America's most fabulous era - the incredible days of robber barons, mega-fortunes, and gilded mansions. Lillian Russell first glimpsed this rarefied society as a poor girl from America's Midwest, possessed of no assets but a golden voice, an innocent demeanor - and an iron will. She grew to be a star personally of the first magnitude. She was the most photographed woman of her day, and her Gibson Girl figure and glittering performances - both on and off the stage - earned her the title "The American Beauty". Gaining entrance to "The 400's" social heights, Lillian acquired four husbands along the way, as well as friends and admirers like John D. Rocketfeller.'