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The Resource The lives and loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton : a true story of conjoined twins, Dean Jensen

The lives and loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton : a true story of conjoined twins, Dean Jensen

Label
The lives and loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton : a true story of conjoined twins
Title
The lives and loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton
Title remainder
a true story of conjoined twins
Statement of responsibility
Dean Jensen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton shares the tumultuous and poignant life story of twin sisters who were literally joined at the hip. Their journey begins in Brighton, England, where they were displayed to the public almost frrom the moment of their illegitimate birth. While still toddlers, they were taken to the Australian outback where they were adopted and kept in thrall by a pair of enterprising guardians. Then to the shores of California and the American West, where they graduated from traveling carnivals to the musical variety stage. It was on Broadway that they won the hearts of critics and audiences--especially the men. Along the way they were befriended by Harry Houdini, trouped with Jack Benny, and danced with Bob Hope. But it was for their starring roles in the Tod Browning cult film classic, Freaks, that the Hilton sisters are perhaps best remembered
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jensen, Dean
Dewey number
616.043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PN2287.H52
  • RG626
LC item number
J46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 2006 O-231
  • QS 675
NLM item number
J54L 2006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hilton, Daisy
  • Hilton, Violet
  • Entertainers
  • Conjoined twins
Label
The lives and loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton : a true story of conjoined twins, Dean Jensen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Brighton united twins -- A surprising gift for showmanship -- Nowhere else under the sun -- A total absence of synchrony -- Betwixt the two, there ain't so much as a farthing's worth of self-pity -- A slip of mother nature's hand -- Strangely wise and filled with unvoiced thoughts -- The act contains nothing repellent or gruesome -- Not a trifling sum -- By wiles and conceits -- A four-sided love triangle -- Freedom was the most important -- They were just average girls -- How to manage a bride when her sister is present on all occasions -- Too bad only one of them went for boys -- She won't bother us any more than a kitty sleeping on the other pillow -- People get badly hurt by love sometimes -- Be gracious under any circumstances -- Their phone was not going to stop ringing -- Scared, shaking, hungry little puppies -- Those days are now over, over forever
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 421 pages
Isbn
9781580087582
Lccn
2006286778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
028195087583
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm73700541
  • (OCoLC)73700541
Label
The lives and loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton : a true story of conjoined twins, Dean Jensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Brighton united twins -- A surprising gift for showmanship -- Nowhere else under the sun -- A total absence of synchrony -- Betwixt the two, there ain't so much as a farthing's worth of self-pity -- A slip of mother nature's hand -- Strangely wise and filled with unvoiced thoughts -- The act contains nothing repellent or gruesome -- Not a trifling sum -- By wiles and conceits -- A four-sided love triangle -- Freedom was the most important -- They were just average girls -- How to manage a bride when her sister is present on all occasions -- Too bad only one of them went for boys -- She won't bother us any more than a kitty sleeping on the other pillow -- People get badly hurt by love sometimes -- Be gracious under any circumstances -- Their phone was not going to stop ringing -- Scared, shaking, hungry little puppies -- Those days are now over, over forever
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 421 pages
Isbn
9781580087582
Lccn
2006286778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
028195087583
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm73700541
  • (OCoLC)73700541

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