How to Meet a Millionaire, Signed by Doris Lilly
[Signed, Presentation] Lilly, Doris. How to Meet a Millionaire. First Edition. 1951. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in very good minus condition—there is a repaired tear to the upper front cover. Book is warmly inscribed to G.P. Putnam’s Sons editor-in-chief, “To Ted Purdy—from a grateful author who’s [sic] next book should be ‘How to Meet a Publisher.’ Sincere regards, Doris Lilly.” Drawings by Dorothy Cole Ruddick.
Doris Lilly was a great friend of Truman Capote’s and one of several role models for the character of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In fact, it was Capote, advising Lilly to write what she knew, that inspired this book, her autobiographical story about moving to New York to meet Mr. Ready Cash. This book was adapted into the famous film starring Marilyn Monroe, How to Marry a Millionaire.