To the One I Love the Best (MP3 CD)

To the One I Love the Best By Ludwig Bemelmans, David De Vries (Read by) Cover Image

To the One I Love the Best (MP3 CD)

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A witty and charming account of the wildly entertaining Elsie de Wolfe in 1950s Hollywood, recounted by her dear friend, the beloved creator of Madeline. Ludwig Bemelmans's charming intergenerational friendship with the late-in-life "First Lady of Interior Decoration" provides an enormously enjoyable nostalgia trip to the sun-soaked glamour of Los Angeles, where de Wolfe surrounded herself with classic movie stars and a luminous parade of life's oddities. With hilarity and mischief that de Wolfe would no doubt approve, To the One I Love the Best lifts the curtain on 1950s Hollywood--a bygone world of extravagance and eccentricity, where the parties are held in circus tents and populated by movie stars. Bemelmans, who was working at MGM, had originally come to the California home of de Wolfe just for cocktails, but by the end of the night, he was firmly established as a member of the family: given a bedroom in their sumptuous house, invitations to the most outrageous parties in Hollywood, and the friendship of the larger-than-life woman known to her closest friends simply as "Mother." To the One I Love the Best is a touching tribute to a fabulously funny woman and an American icon.
Product Details ISBN: 9798874644277
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: December 26th, 2023
Language: English