cover image Tempest Storm: The Lady is a Vamp

Tempest Storm: The Lady is a Vamp

Tempest Storm, Author, Bill Boyd, Author Peachtree Publishers $15.95 (266p) ISBN 978-0-934601-25-2

This show-biz autobiography of a Georgia sharecropper's daughter who achieved fortune as a star of burlesque is sure to draw attention for the list of men with whom Storm claims to have had affairs. They include John F. Kennedy and innumerable entertainers like Mickey Rooney, Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Vic Damone and Engelbert Humperdinck. With the aid of Macon (Ga.) Telegraph and News columnist Boyd, she tells of her wretched childhood, gang-rape at age 14, her stepfather's attempt at incest, running away from home in her early teens, failed marriages, serious mistakes as a mother and the death of her last lover. Those who enjoy peeping into the bedrooms of the famous will have a field day. Photos. (November 1)