Alice B. Toklas

Born Apr 30, 1877

Alice B. Toklas was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century.

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1877 Birth Born in 1877.


1907 30 Years Old She met Gertrude Stein in Paris on September 8, 1907, the day she arrived. … Read More


1933 56 Years Old Acting as Stein's confidante, lover, cook, secretary, muse, editor, critic, and general organizer, Toklas remained a background figure, chiefly living in the shadow of Stein, until Stein published her memoirs in 1933 under the teasing title The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. … Read More


1954 77 Years Old Toklas published her own literary memoir, a 1954 book that mixed reminiscences and recipes under the title The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. … Read More
1958 81 Years Old A second cookbook followed in 1958 called Aromas and Flavors of Past and Present; however, Toklas did not approve of it as it had been heavily annotated by Poppy Cannon, an editor from House Beautiful magazine. … Read More
1963 86 Years Old In 1963 she published her autobiography, What Is Remembered, which abruptly ends with Stein's death, leaving little doubt that Stein was the love of her life. … Read More
1967 90 Years Old Died in 1967.
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