California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & the Papas - Signed 1st



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Signed by the artist at our booth at NCSFest!

An English translation of the French graphic novel.

From the publisher:

California Dreamin' from Pénélope Bagieu depicts Mama Cass as you've never known her, in this poignant graphic novel about the remarkable vocalist who rocketed The Mamas & the Papas to stardom.

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.


Penelope Bagieu

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket
Signed by the artist



Publishing Information

New York
First Second

Physical Description

8.5 inches
6 inches
272 pages
black & white
pictorial boards

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