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California Dreamin' : : Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas

Bagieu, Pénélope. Graphic Novel - 2017 Adult Graphic Novel / Bagieu, Penelope 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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"Cass Elliot before the Mamas & the Papas"--Subtitle from cover.
"Before she was the legendary Mama Cass of the folk group The Mamas and the Papas, Ellen Cohen was a teen girl from Baltimore with an incredible voice, incredible confidence, and incredible dreams. She dreamed of being not just a singer but a star. Not just a star--a superstar. So, at the age of nineteen, at the dawn of the sixties, Ellen left her hometown and became Cass Elliot. At her size, Cass was never going to be the kind of girl that record producers wanted on album covers. But she found an unlikely group of co-conspirators, and in their short time together this bizarre and dysfunctional band recorded some of the most memorable songs of their era. Through the whirlwind of drugs, war, love, and music, Cass struggled to keep sight of her dreams, of who she loved, and--most importantly--who she was."--Amazon.


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So long and detailed! submitted by lisa on July 20, 2020, 6:09pm The illustrations fit the era/subject. And I love that Cass is the hero/focus/subject. Probably best suited to fans, tho, given its depths.

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New York : First Second, 2017.
Year Published: 2017
Description: 266 pages, 4 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm.
Language: English
Format: Graphic Novel


McGuinness, Nanette,

Elliot, Cass, -- 1941-1974.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Biographical comics.
Graphic novels.
Nonfiction comics.