Diamond Lil

By: West, Mae

Price: $30.00

Quantity: 1 available


256 pages; gray cloth boards with mild edge wear, tape removal injury in front end paper, previous owner's name stamp, pages toned with age, dust jacket rubbed and edge worn with a couple of small edge tears, old yellowed tape in front flap and in reverse of rear flap, now in protective mylar cover. Originally written by Mae West as a play in 1928, Diamond Lil is one of West's greatest characters. Diamond Lil' was West's first major Broadway success, and was the basis for her character Lady Lou in her 1933 film She Done Him Wrong. Diamond Lil' takes the New York underworld of the 1890s and builds a farcical melodrama around the denizens of its bars, honkey-tonks, dives and pleasure palaces. Here, Diamond Lil' reigns as queen of the underworld.

Title: Diamond Lil

Author Name: West, Mae

Categories: Women,

Publisher: New York, NY, Sheridan House: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 000910

Keywords: WOMEN FICTION LITERATURE BROADWAY LADY LOU SHE DONE HIM WRONG 1890S UNDERWORLD