My Hey-Day; or The Crack-Up of the International Set

By: "Murphy, Princess Tulip," as told to Virginia Faulkner

Price: $40.00

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Book Condition: Very Good in Poor dj


[book lightly bumped at corners, one-time owner's name and purchase date in ink at top of front pastedown, brief gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep, small newspaper clipping affixed to ffep; the jacket is a bit of a mess, heavily edgeworn, bottom 1.5 inches of spine missing, etc.]. Hysterical faux-memoir, a breezy narrative by a girl of obscure (and lowly) origins who marries into International Society -- what would have been called the Jet Set if they'd had jets in 1940 -- and flits about the world, breathlessly describing her many adventures: her Hollywood screen test; her Soviet Experiment (she has a chat with "Old Red Joe" in a Moscow park); her visit to the New York World's Fair ("My discovery of The World of Tomorrow -- it seems like yesterday!"); her exploits in Mexico, Greece, India, Tibet, and various far-flung watering holes of the idle rich. All the while, of course, she's wearing fabulously expensive clothes, drinking cocktails like there's no tomorrow, meeting an endless parade of wacky characters with names like Lulu Alabaster and Peter Frenzy Fripp, and just generally having a high old time. The whole thing is a giant put-on -- rather odd, truth be told, considering what was going on in the world in 1940 -- but lots of fun.

Title: My Hey-Day; or The Crack-Up of the International Set

Author: "Murphy, Princess Tulip," as told to Virginia Faulkner

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj) Lofgren

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan & Pearce: (c.1940)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Poor dj

Seller ID: 24978

Keywords: Humor Women Travel