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368 pages, Hardcover
First published March 5, 2019
Milicent’s incredible life should have earned her an honored place in film history. But few even recognize her name. There’s still time to change that.
There are few women with as great an influence on Southern California’s reputation as a hub of twentieth-century American art than Nelbert Chouinard. She was, as they say, one bad motherfucker.
If you have ever looked with pity at a mother consoling a crying baby on a flight, imagine Elise traveling by car, train and ship through four countries with a baby, two small children and no disposable diapers or air conditioning.