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The Resource Miss Aluminium : a memoir, Susanna Moore

Miss Aluminium : a memoir, Susanna Moore

Label
Miss Aluminium : a memoir
Title
Miss Aluminium
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Susanna Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On her first night in Los Angeles, the model-turned-author Susanna Moore slept in a broom cupboard. She was 21, and had been flown in by a producer to appear in the 1967 Dean Martin spy comedy, The Ambushers. Prior to this she had been working as a fashion model and was helping to put her husband, Bill, through college in Chicago. With barely a cent to her name, she arrived to find the hotel was not expecting her. The desk clerk took pity and sent her to the fourth floor where there was a tiny closet crammed with bleach, toilet brushes and mops. There Moore bedded down on a small rusty cot, the smell of ammonia in her nostrils. Despite this inauspicious start, she was "neither worried nor afraid", and soon resolved to leave her husband and make LA her home. Moore's poignant and hugely entertaining memoir Miss Aluminium - the title refers to an early modelling job for the Aluminum Association where she was squeezed into a scratchy silver dress and made to carry a cardboard trident - covers her unconventional early years before she found her calling as a writer. (Moore's first novel, My Old Sweetheart, a fictionalised version of her life, was published in 1982 while her bestselling 1995 novel, In the Cut, was made into a film by Jane Campion.) This memoir documents her childhood in Hawaii blighted by the death of her mother and the neglect of her philandering father; her escape to her grandmother's home in Philadelphia aged 17; and her subsequent adventures in New York, Chicago and California
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Susanna
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • 746.92092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moore, Susanna
  • Women authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Models (Persons)
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
Label
Miss Aluminium : a memoir, Susanna Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
24080817
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781474619080
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Miss Aluminium : a memoir, Susanna Moore
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
24080817
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781474619080
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

Library Locations

    • Ruth Faulkner Public Library - City of BelmontBorrow it
      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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