A Vintage Nerd Book Club: Great {Hard-To-Find} Reads


Every book worm loves a good book. But imagine getting your hands on a hard-to-find book? Even better for those of us who are vintage nerds is getting our hands on hard-to-find books about people from the days of yesteryear.

There are a few books that I am keeping my eyes on and hoping one day I can snag them at a reasonable price. Each one fascinates me but knowing they are not easy to find peeks my interest even further.

Here are a few that I have found:

The first is by the famed Pinup Photographer, Bunny Yeager who gives modeling tips as well as photography tips. Since she recently passed, her book is of course even harder to find.

The second is from Diana Veerland and her days at Vogue. One of the things she is known for is her "Why Don't You?" series. This book is on the top of my list! It's like taking a peek into what people saw and read as they flipped through the pages of Vogue.

The third is a Autobiography by silent screen legend Mary Astor. The fourth and fifth books are also hard to find but are on my list of "to-read" books because I want to learn more about Gypsy Rose Lee. June Havoc was her sister, also known as "Baby June". And the last is of Dorian Leigh, who was a high fashion model in 1940's and 1950's. Her sisters were also models and one in particular, Suzy Parker, was a very famous one. Her story sounds too tempting to pass up!

Oh I cannot wait to snag these but until then they are high on my list of books to read and collect. Are there any great, hard-to-find reads that you have your eyes on?

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  1. Nice choices. I want to read Mary Astor's book. I think my sister has a copy.

    I've been searching high and low for a copy of George Burns' first book, I Love Her That's Why. I've read two others of his and loved them! Also, I'd love to find a copy of Newspaper Woman by Agness Underwood.

  2. Wonderful selection! I haven't read any of these yet, but would really like to. One harder to find read that I scored last year (while in Calgary) was a paperback copy of Gypsy Rose Lee's autobiography. It's really engaging and enjoyable - well worth tracking down a copy of, too, if you can.

    ♥ Jessica


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