Every Other Inch a Lady Author:John Philip, Beatrice Lillie, James Brough "From time to time, I have been asked whether, in fact, I was born balmy." To answer this and other pressing questions, Beatrice Lillie has composed these memoirs. — With the irrepressible wit and disarming candor that have endeared her to her fans, she recounts the ups and downs of her life: her childhood and youthful performances in C... more »anada; her early success in London and New York in Andre Charlot's revues; her marriage to Sir Robert Peel and the tragic loss of her only son during World War II; her widely acclaimed shows and films, and her deserved reputation as "the funniest woman in the world."
And here, in a series of delightful anecdotes, are some of her friends, acquaintances and coworkers: Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence, Michael Arlen, Julie Andrews, Marc Connelly, Fannie Brice, Charlie Chaplin, Ethel Barrymore, Bert Lahr, Alexander Woollcott, Helen Hayes, the Duke of Windsor, Elsa Maxwell, and too many more to name.
Hilarious, informative and surprisingly touching, this book reflects all the varied facets of Beatrice Lillie, every other inch a Lady, and over all a uniquely talented and admired woman.« less