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  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • Archways of Life (1921)
  • Mercedes De Acosta
  • English
  • 11 January 2017
  • 0548853045

About the Author: Mercedes De Acosta

Though she was the author of books of prose, collections of poems, and scripts, Mercedes de Acosta is rarely remembered for her writing She is, instead, celebrated as a passionate lover who had affairs with some of the most intriguing and beautiful women of her time De Acosta is rud to have boasted often of her prowess as a lover, Archways of eBook ¿ even going so far as to declare I can get any woman from any man Her list of lovers is long, including Eva Le Gallienne, Isadora Duncan, Marlene Dietrich, and, most famously, Greta GarboDe Acosta, the daughter of affluent Cuban immigrants, grew up in New York where, in the s, she was a figure in both the city s high society and its drag clubs and speakeasies These were years guided by the spirit of the New, she wrote of this period We were on fire with fire, with a passion to create and a daring to achieve Equal to the times, de Acosta was a forward thinking student of eastern religions and a strict vegetarian An early feminist, de Acosta advocated, along with her friend and lover the dancer Isadora Duncan, the elimination of uncomfortable and restricting fashions for women while other women were lacing themselves into corsets, de Acosta was often seen wearing trousers When she convinced Garbo to visit her tailor and get a pair also, the two caused a great commotion on Hollywood Boulevard GARBO IN PANTS the headlines exclaimed Considering what walks down Hollywood Boulevard now, de Acosta wrote in , it seems strange that Greta and I should have caused such a sensation After a life surrounded by fame, glamour, and wealth, Mercedes de Acosta spent her last years in loneliness and poverty She suffered a variety of illnesses later in life, requiring several painful surgeries, and was forced to sell her diamonds to pay her medical bills Her tell all autobiography, Here Lies the Heart, alienated many of de Acosta s friends Some claimed the book to be wildly exaggerated and even blatantly untrue.



10 thoughts on “Archways of Life (1921)

  1. dg dg says:

    a short volume of mainly love poems, written by notorious lesbian Mercedes De Acosta in the early 1920s some favorites ReflectionI, with my back to the window,Can see bending and swinging trees,A gay blue patch of the skyWith the corner of a cloud looking inAnd you, with your face buried in a rose.Thus, I have my whole world,In just this little mirrorWhich I hold in the hollow of my hand.FootprintsStretching before me the ever moving but never changing sea,Looking so wild and dark with made a short volume of mainly love poems, written by notorious lesbian Mercedes De Acosta in the early 1920s some favorites ReflectionI, with my back to the window,Can see bending and swinging trees,A gay blue patch of the skyWith the corner of a cloud looking inAnd you, with your face buried in a rose.Thus, I have my whole world,In just this little mirrorWhich I hold in the hollow of my hand.FootprintsStretching before me the ever moving but never changing sea,Looking so wild and dark with made white blotches of foam across its face While I,A mere grain of sand in the turmoil and winds of Time,Stand alert and tense,Gazing forward and wondering and peering into the FutureAcross the depths of the sea hundreds of centuries roll past,And along its shores I follow the worn and faded footprintsOf men long since dead

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