Double Exposure, A Twin Autobiography, Signed by Both
[Signed] Vanderbilt, Gloria and Furness, Lady Thelma. Double Exposure, A Twin Autobiography. First Edition. 1958. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in good condition. Jacket shows fraying to the upper spine, soiling to the spine, and a small tear to the back cover. Book is inscribed by Thelma Furness, "To Violet Sanders with our very best wishes, Thelma Furness." On that same page it is also signed "Gloria Vanderbilt" and dated "Nov. 5th 1958."
This is the dual autobiography of the twin sisters who debuted in 1921 and came to personify the glamour and fast living of the 1920s. One was at the center at the most famous custody battle of the Twentieth Century, fighting her sister-in-law Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney for guardianship of her heiress daughter Gloria (who would grow up to become quite famous herself). The other was the married mistress of King Edward VIII who made the mistake of introducing him to her good friend Wallis Simpson.
“Life is mostly froth and bubble.
Two things stand like stone:
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.”
--Preface, Double Exposure