MY FACE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE by Liz Renay

MY FACE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The face that launched 75,000 copies, for starters, belongs to a former Pauline, now Pollyanna, who finds each day ""Beautiful. Promising. Exciting. Delicious."" What an envoi for the little girl who came from Arizona and at thirteen had the right statistic -- 39"" -- and went on to win the Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Contest. She deserved it. In fact it's hard to distinguish between their mutual precocity of experience and maturity of endowment. She just could never make it in Hollywood because she was Mickey Cohen's girl just at the time the Feds brought him in, and before that she had royally consorted with the Anastasia mob. All nice ""Guys and Dolls"" characters. In fact a lot nicer than any one of the five creeps she married. Or Bobby Kennedy -- it was because of his ""damn political machine"" that she spent three years in prison after she was picked up in a motel for ""resorting."" But then she had two ""angels"" with ""rosy lips"" and daughter Brenda, married at fourteen, now has three more; and she always wanted to paint and had a New York vernissage; and she always wanted to ""write stories"" and just think she has -- or has she? It doesn't matter, because there will be many people ready to give this artiste a great big hand and there's Lyle Stuart to see that she gets an even bigger handout.

Pub Date: June 17th, 1971
Publisher: Lyle Stuart