First Edition of How to Make Love in Five Languages; Inscribed by Doris Lilly

  • How to Make Love in Five Languages.

How to Make Love in Five Languages.


Item Number: 67098

New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc, 1964.

First edition of Lilly’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Jerry [Berns] darling I am mad about you in ’21 ways The best Doris Doris Lilly Sept. 9-1964 New York.” The recipient Jerry Berns was the owner of 21 Nightclub. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Randy Monk.

Doris Lilly was a newspaper columnist known for her enormous range of celebrity acquaintances and her book How to Marry a Millionaire and How to Make Love in Five Languages. She wrote a society column that ran in the New York Post three times a week from 1958 to 1968. Her 1951 book became the basis of a Marilyn Monroe movie of the same title. Thirty years later, working on a sequel, "How to Meet a Billionaire," she commented, "A million dollars isn't much money these days. You can't even get a decent house for that."

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