Kay Thompson

From Funny Face to Eloise

by Sam Irvin

Kay Thompson

Paperback, 416 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $16 | purchase

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From Funny Face to Eloise
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Kay Thompson
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From Funny Face to Eloise
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The co-executive producer of the Academy Award-winning Gods and Monsters presents a tribute to the Hollywood entertainer-turned-author that features coverage of such topics as her close friendship with Judy Garland, contributions as a celebrity trainer and creation of the mischievous Plaza mascot.

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