Books: Bestseller Revisited, Jul. 4, 1955

AUNTIE MAME (280 pp.) — Patrick Dennis — Vanguard ($3.50).

"We stood in a vestibule which was painted pitch black. The only light came from the yellow eyes of a weird pagan god with two heads and eight arms sitting on a teakwood stand . . . A regular Japanese doll of a woman strolled into the foyer . . . Her feet were thrust into tiny gold slippers twinkling with jewels, and jade and ivory bracelets clattered on her arms. She had the longest fingernails I'd ever seen, each lacquered a delicate green. An...

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