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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
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  • Sold Date: Jun 13, 2011
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[ACTRESS’S MEMOIRS]. MATTHAU, CAROL. Among the Porcupines: A Memoir. New York: Turtle Bay Books / Random House, 1992. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author / actress Carol Matthau to the great Jazz clarinetist and band leader, Artie Shaw: “To Artie, You will always be my love. Carol XXX, July 1992.” With Artie Shaw’s bookplate. Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. In a detailed section of the book, Carol (then Carol Grace) describes how Artie Shaw introduced her to his close friend and her future husband, author William Saroyan. They were married in 1943 and had two children, Aram and Lucy. By the late 1940s, Saroyan's drinking and gambling took a toll on his marriage, and they divorced in 1949. They were remarried briefly in 1951 and divorced again in 1952. Carol went on to marry actor Walter Matthau. With many stories and anecdotal references to such noted cinematic and literary personalities as Gloria Vanderbilt, Oona O’Neill Chaplin, Cary Grant, Warren Beatty, Maureen Stapledon, Carson McCullers, Rex Harrison, Richard Avedon, Isak Dineson, James Agee, Kenneth Tynan, and Truman Capote.