MY CRYSTAL BALL

Reminiscences

BY

ELISABETH MARBURY

ELISABETH MARBURY

BONI AND LIVERIGHT
PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

1932

To

ELSIE DE WOLFE

my friend

Together we sorrowed
Together we rejoiced
Together we failed
Together we succeeded

The distances of life were always bridged because our faith has been large in the skill of that great sculptor Time, who would shape our friendship to a perfect end.

 

PREFACE

Having neither record nor note-book these pages from memory were written in long hand between the hours of four and six A. M., when in my room there was that silence which allowed the still small voices to be heard.

June 1, 1923.

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

Elisabeth Marbury

Elisabeth Marbury, Aged Ten

Francis Ferdinand Marbury

Elizabeth McCoun Marbury

Hon. Wm. T. McCoun

Emma Jackson McCoun

James Holland

Eliza Jackson Holland

Residence on Seventeenth Street

Victorien Sardou

Clyde Fitch

Villa Trianon: Versailles

Pavillon de Musique

Room in East 55th Street House

Miss Marbury and Elsie de Wolfe

Anne Morgan

Elsie de Wolfe

Miss Marbury in her Knights of Columbus Uniform

Miss Marbury in 1920

Residence in Sutton Place

Marbury, Elizabeth. My crystal ball. N.Y. Boni &Liveright,

1923. 355 p. $3.50.

In a new field for women, literary and dramatic agency work, Miss Marbury made a conspicuous success and it threw her among the most interesting and original people of this era. Incessant adventure amusing incidents, shrewd observations and a bubbling sense of humor make this volume one of the most readable of the year's autobiographies, Appeared in Saturday Evening Post.

921 or B Marbury, Elizabeth 24-140372


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