The Other Side of Ethel Mertz, the Life Story of Vivian Vance

The Other Side of Ethel Mertz, the Life Story of Vivian Vance

Book - 1998
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"Fascinating." -Hollywood Reporter "Good stuff." -New York Daily News The entertaining, complex, and surprising true story of the funniest -and most instantly recognizable -sidekick in TV history: Vivian Vance.
Publisher: Manchester, CT : Knowledge, Ideas & Trends, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781879198265
Characteristics: xxi, 319 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Walker, Alvin
Alternative Title: Life story of Vivian Vance.


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Mar 17, 2018

Excellent book, factual, and tells the real side of Vivian Vance, definitely not sugarcoated.

I was shocked at the dismay Vivian had about life and her career. The pressures of life and the shame she felt by her family was definitely stressful, I can relate. Sad...

I think one of the most interesting parts about the book is when she traveled and camped around war zones, not having bathing facilities for days, and having to deal with life on life's terms.

It was Vivian's life and I respect her memory. God bless her!


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