Foreword to Lillian Lorraine


Foreword to Nils Hanson’s biography of Lillian Lorraine, one of Florenz Ziegfeld’s paramours, frequently described as the most beautiful woman in the world. Chronicles the  saga of 88-year-old Hanson’s quest to write about his mother’s relationship with the Madonna of the early 20th century, despite having to surmount a series of devastating setbacks as lightning struck three times: a scoundrel stole his original manuscript,  he became blind, and then he suffered a bout with cancer. The foreword relates the story of one man’s indomitable spirit.



Author of foreword



Foreword to full-length biography


McFarland, 2011