Jefferson, NC. McFarland. 2006.
Black and white illustrations, 218 pages, bibliography, index, 10 1/4 x 7 inches, color pictorial wrappers (softbound). New book. Available signed by the author, or unsigned. Written in an entertaining and most readable style, this book will entertain and inform a wide audience: the student of American theatre history or gender studies, the social historian or the general reader interested in a larger than life character. Mrs Leslie Carter, known as "the American Sarah Bernhardt" had a lively career spanning late 19th century emotional drama, through silent movies and into the talkies era. There are some enthralling descriptions of the sets and lighting design of Carter's Svengali, David Belasco. Copiously illustrated with photos and ephemera. Item #39016