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Pin-Up / The Tragedy of Betty Grable (INSCRIBED TO LORA SHANER)

Pastos, Spero

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ISBN 10: 0399131892 / ISBN 13: 9780399131899
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1986
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Number line complete 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -- the first printing. Dated 10-12-88, inscribed "For Lor, / A 'Pin-Up' for your collection," and signed "Spero Pastos" to the half-title page. (The word "inscribed," for former customers in Westminster, Calif. and Derry, N.H. who don't seem to be able to figure this out, means the author has written extra words to the recipient in addition to his name -- please see scans of the inscribed page which we attach here, as we attach them to all of our listings for inscribed books.) Lora Shaner was the madam of Sheri's Ranch, Pahrump, Nevada, later herself the author of the 1999 book "Madam: Chronicles of a Nevada Cathouse." This is her copy, from the Shaner estate. Betty Grable's love life did not turn out well, Mr. Pastos concludes. Hollywood show biz biography. 175 pp. Reduced from $82. Bookseller Inventory # 003647

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Title: Pin-Up / The Tragedy of Betty Grable (...

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Recounts the life of one of the greatest movie stars of the 1940s, revealing the dreams and heartbreaks of Betty Grable's career and personal life, from the little girl ruthlessly torn from her family to her years as a cancer patient

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As the (overstated) subtitle of this book indicates, Grable's story is the now-familiar sex goddess litany of alcoholism, abortions, child abuse, failed affairs, and misery. Despite occasional hyperbolic statements regarding Grable, Pastos is careful to point out her shortcomings as well as recount her triumphs, and he has done a good job of researching his subject. The prose of Pin-Up is serviceable. Recommended for special collections; public libraries should buy as demand warrants. John Smothers, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Freehold,
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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