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My Face for the World to See

By: Liz Renay
Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
4 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Award-winning voice actress Coleen Marlo narrates counterculture sweetheart Liz Renay's memoir with elegance, sweetness, and panache. My Face for the World to See tells the extraordinary story of a woman born to religious zealots in Arizona who went on to become a stripper and performer, date scores of famous men and marry seven of them, write three books, and play the lead role in John Waters' Desperate Living. Listeners are in for a wild ride as Marlo dramatizes Renay's story.

Publisher's Summary

Liz Renay was born into small-town life in Mesa, Arizona to a family of religious zealots. Then WWII came and she became a "V-girl," attracting servicemen with her beautiful face and voluptuous figure. Thus began her entry into the world of New York high fashion models and Fifty-Second Street strippers. Fate led her into the underworld, where she became a confidante and girlfriend to important mobsters and shady dealers.

From New York she went to Hollywood, where she won a Marilyn Monroe lookalike contest and became a national celebrity; meanwhile her paintings were selling for $5,000 each and her poetry was recorded and broadcast. Then came an indictment and three-year probation for her unwillingness to cooperate with authorities by testifying against the mobster Mickey Cohen. A violation of her probation landed her in prison for three years. Married eight times, appeared before thirteen grand juries, with more lovers than any swinger of her generation - Liz Renay tells the story of her compelling and memorable adventures with honesty and candor.

©1971 Liz Renay (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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long but entertaining presentation

I remember the relative occurrences mentioned in the story . I remember the star as well