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My Vagabond Lover: An Intimate Biography of Rudy Vallee (SIGNED)

Vallee, Eleanor & Jill Amadio

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ISBN 10: 0878339183 / ISBN 13: 9780878339181
Published by Taylor Pub, 1996
Condition: As New Hardcover
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As New. ; Signed three times by Eleanor Vallee, 1/ on the front endpaper with a full page inscription, 2/ on the half title page, and 3/ on the title page. ; Tight, clean and crisp. The book appears unread and looks New. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. Protected in a new Mylar cover. As New. ; 9 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; 260 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 26341

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Title: My Vagabond Lover: An Intimate Biography of ...

Publisher: Taylor Pub

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Traces the life and career of Rudy Vallee, describing his accomplishments in radio, motion pictures, and on Broadway

From Library Journal:

When Rudy and Eleanor met in 1945, the Yalie "crooner" was already past the apotheosis he had reached during the Depression Era, and the schoolgirl had to ask her mother who Vallee was. They bridged the generation chasm with a steadfast affection that comes across more genuinely than any anecdote in this pallid biography. As a chronicle of Rudy's career, Eleanor's account is perplexing?in part because the author has an aversion to dates?but as a barometer of waning stardom, it is occasionally poignant. From television offers and film scenarios that never materialized to his Broadway "comeback," Eleanor focuses on the twilight of Rudy's career and offers the lasting lesson that fame is fickle. For all the book's good intentions, the result can be cloying, presumably because the author is too close to her subject. Less a biography, more a tribute to a legend past his prime, this is recommended for only the most comprehensive collections.?Jayne Plymale-Jackson, Univ. of Georgia Libs., Athens
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