Century Girl: 100 Years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis, Last Living Star of the Ziegfeld Follies (Paperback)

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Lauren Redniss, acclaimed author of the brilliant biography-in-collage Radioactive, delivers a stunning visual journey through the life of the last Ziegfeld girl, Doris Eaton Travis. Now in paperback for the first time, Century Girl spans the brightest moments in early show business, the major historical landmarks of the 20th century, and the intimate milestones of one woman’s long life. Incorporating hundreds of archival photos and personal clippings with inventive line drawings and a compelling, hand-written narrative, Century Girl is a more than a biography, more than a graphic novel, and more than an art book—it is a singularly original and major work of art that Slate magazine calls “a visually dazzling mélange . . . unlike anything . . . ever seen before” (Best Books of 2006).

Praise For…


“Striking and unique. . . captivating readers by twining simple, evocative text with a stunning array of images.”

“With Century Girl, Lauren Redniss creates an entirely new genre of biography.”

“Lauren Redniss takes a graphically provocative approach in telling [Doris Eaton Travis’s] story.”

“My favorite new book this year. . . a visually dazzling melange. . . unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.”

“Not only did Doris Eaton Travis break records for accomplishment and humanity, she also had great hair and shoes.”

“The opposite of a page-turner: it’s a page-stopper, a page-savorer, in short: an unmitigated delight.”

“Doris Eaton is the darling of Broadway, a New York treasure.”

“I wish Lauren Redniss would write and illustrate my biography in the dreamy, luminous way she did Doris Eaton Travis’s.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062104885
ISBN-10: 0062104888
Publisher: It Books
Publication Date: January 24th, 2012
Pages: 208
Language: English