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"Eloise is one of the more delightfully fiendish literary heroines of our time." -- Edward I. Koch (former NYC mayor!!!)

Dancer, a singer, a pianist, a composer, a choreographer, and now an author. a pianist, a composer, a choreographer, and now an author. As many thousands of Americans know, she created a night-club act that can only be described as indescribable, The critic from Variety tried to pin it down more concisely, "Her act is paced like a North Atlantic gale," he began bravely, but then threw in the sponge. "Miss Thompson is more than an act," he said finally. "She's an experience." She wrote Eloise simply by listening to Eloise talk (Eloise talks in a wispy, breathless version of Miss Thompson's gusty speech) and then writing down what Eloise had said. (from the back cover of Eloise, 1955)
Kay in the News
Throughout her lifetime and career, there have been many biographies and articles on Kay Thompson. Here you will find a few of them, including pictures and lots of great information about Eloise's author. Dizzy Making Time - November 10, 1947 New Comedienne Kay Thompson Life - January 26, 1948 McCalls Visits Kay Thompson McCall's - January 1957 Kay Thompson Biography Current Biography Yearbook 1959 Pity the Plaza! Eloise Is Back in Town The New York Times - May 1, 1969 Rex Reed on Kay Thompson: You've Never Seen Anything Like Her Harper's Bazaar - November 1972 Kay and Eloise Vanity Fair - December 1996 Kay Thompson, Author of Eloise Book Dies The New York Times - July 7, 1998 Oh, Kay, You're O.K. With Me! New York Observer - July 20, 1998 Eloise is Ready to Skip Out of Her Creator's Shadow The New York Times - November 15, 1998 Kay Thompson: "Pure Heaven" Tributes to a Lady with "Bazzazz" InTheater - April 26, 1999
You can learn more about Kay by reading Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise by Sam Irvin  kaythompsonwebsite.com