My Face for the World to See

My Face for the World to See

  • ISBN-13: 9780818400582
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Liz Renay was born into small-town life in Mesa, Arizona to a family of religious zealots. Then WWII came and she became a "V-girl," attracting servicemen with her beautiful face and voluptuous figure. Thus began her entry into the world of New York high fashion models and Fifty-Second Street strippers. Fate led her into the underworld, where she became a confidante and girlfriend to important mobsters and shady dealers. From New York she went to Hollywood, where she won a Marilyn Monroe lookalike contest and became a national celebrity; meanwhile her paintings were selling for $5,000 each and her poetry was recorded and broadcast. Then came an indictment and three-year probation for her unwillingness to cooperate with authorities by testifying against the mobster Mickey Cohen. A violation of her probation landed her in prison for three years. Married eight times, appeared before thirteen grand juries, with more lovers than any swinger of her generation—Liz Renay tells the story of her compelling and memorable adventures with honesty and candor.
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