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Skinner, Cornelia Otis 1901-1979

Overview
Works: 190 works in 500 publications in 3 languages and 16,079 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Humor 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Commentator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3537.K533, 817.5
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Most widely held works by Cornelia Otis Skinner
Madame Sarah by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
39 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 3,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of Sarah Bernhardt. 1884-1923
Our hearts were young and gay by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
55 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
None of Cornelia Otis Skinner's many accomplishments as actress or author came close to matching the phenomenal popularity of Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, which appeared in 1942 and went through more than twenty printings, a total of more than two million copies. A collaboration with her former Bryn Mawr classmate Emily Kimbrough, the memoir charmingly and quite comically details the pair's youthful trip abroad two decades earlier, when they were almost out of their teens and on their own for the first time. From its very beginning, the flavor of the work is deliciously evident, as Emily surprises a naked man in his hotel room before the girls have even embarked. From Montreal to London to Paris, episode follows upon episode, absurdity upon absurdity: shipwreck in the Saint Lawrence River, an astonishingly funny game of deck tennis, Emily hitting a drowning man with a deck chair, Cornelia breaking out with the measles, both girls oblivious to the ill repute of the house in Dieppe where they found lodging one nightwith sightseeing and romantic yearnings coming in between. This nostalgic and innocent book is a marvelous voyage, so bright with life and comedy and an air of happy coincidence that it's very hard to put down, and nearly impossible to forget
Family circle by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
9 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and Italian and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growing up in a theatrical family
Elegant wits and grand horizontals; a sparkling panorama of "la belle epoque," its gilded society, irrepressible wits and splendid courtesans by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
15 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life in Paris in the 1890's
Nuts in May by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
11 editions published between 1950 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soap behind the ears by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
10 editions published between 1940 and 1946 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ape in me by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
4 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sketches in which Miss Skinner pokes fun at herself and the world
Bottoms up! by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
6 editions published between 1955 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humorous essays, sketches, and reminiscences
Dithers and jitters by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
9 editions published between 1937 and 1945 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life with Lindsay & Crouse by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excuse it, please! by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
21 editions published between 1936 and 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The uninvited ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pair of siblings from London purchases a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night-this gothic Hollywood classic has it all
That's me all over; all the favorite absurdities from Dithers and jitters, Soap behind the ears, and Excuse it, please! along with Tiny garments by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
15 editions published between 1941 and 1961 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pleasure of his company, a rueful comedy by Samuel Taylor ( Book )
13 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in English and French and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life upon the wicked stage Ruby Dee, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Elaine Stritch and Inga Swenson, 1965 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four actresses elaborate on the motivation and preparation needed for an acting career, as well as the tribulations an actress may face
Our hearts were young and gay by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Actress Cornelia Otis Skinner and journalist Emily Kimbrough offer a lighthearted, hilarious memoir of their European tour in the 1920s, when they were fresh out of college from Bryn Mawr. Some of the more amusing anecdotes involve a pair of rabbit-skin capes that begin shedding at the most inopportune moments and an episode in which the girls are stranded atop Notre Dame cathedral at midnight. And, of course, there's romance, in the form of handsome young doctor Tom Newhall and college "Lothario" Avery Moore
The girl in the red velvet swing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evelyn Nesbit is young, beautiful and the object of much affection. But she only has eyes for older, suave Stanford White. Despite White's marriage and their significant age difference, they become secret lovers until White decides it is best to break off the affair. Desperate to remain close to her true love, Evelyn decides to marry Harry K. Thaw, a competitor of White's. But haunted by his new wife's past, Thaw won't rest until he make sure he is the only man in her life
One woman show : monologues by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
2 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tiny garments by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Book )
6 editions published between 1932 and 1941 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The loves of Charles II by Cornelia Otis Skinner ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Blodget, Cornelia Otis Skinner.
Blodget, Cornelia Otis Skinner, 1901-1979
Otis Skinner, Cornelia
Otis Skinner, Cornelia 1901-1979
Skinner, C. O. (Cornelia Otis), 1901-1979
Skinner, Cornelia Otis
Languages
English (264)
French (3)
Italian (1)
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