Between You & Me: A Heartfelt Memoir on Learning, Loving, and Living
New York: Doubleday, 1989. First American Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. First edition. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. xiv, 270, . From Wikipedia: "Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946. She won a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968. In 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award. She made her stage-singing debut when she was 15 years old. Her brother Bill Bailey was beginning his own career as a tap dancer, and suggested she enter an amateur contest at the Pearl Theatre in Philadelphia. She entered the amateur song and dance contest and won and was offered $35 a week to perform there for two weeks but the theatre closed during her engagement and she wasn't paid. She later won a similar contest at Harlem s famous Apollo Theater, and decided to pursue a career in entertainment. Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Inscribed on title page. Minor edge soiling. DJ has minor wear and soiling.
Keywords: African-Americans, Entertainers, Aunt Pearl, Gorbachev, Bellson, Teamwork, United Nations, Palestine, Musicians, Otto Preminger, Aging