This is the autobiography of Blanche Oelrichs, who originally wrote under the name Michael Strange as a means of distancing her society reputation from it sometimes erotic content. She was a writer and an involved activist for women's suffrage. French portrait artist Paul Helleu described Strange as the "most beautiful woman in America." She began writing in 1916, and her marriage ended three years later. She then married John Barrymore, the marriage ending in 1925. Thirdly, she married Harrison Tweed, a New York attorney, and published "Who Tells Me True" in 1940. Two years later, the marriage ended, and her final relationship was with children's author Margaret Wise Brown, lasting until her death in 1950. The book contains all the details of this extraordinary life, and is written in a delightfully easy style.
Blanche Marie Louise Oelrichs (1890-1950) was an American poet, playwright and theatre actress. Oelrichs first used the masculine nom de plume Michael Strange to publish her poetry in order to distance her society reputation from its sometimes erotic content, but it soon became the name under which she presented herself for the remainder of her life.
Our book is in good condition, its black cloth covers showing remarkably little external wear - a little dullness, some minor bumping of corners and shelfwear to top & tail of spine, some fading of the red panels and gilt lettering on the spine. Author's signature in gilt on the front. Page tops stained red. Inside, the binding is firm with no loose pages; all pages clean, but lightly tanned generally. Free endpapers rather browned. Illustrations all present.