Eartha Kitt Original Passport 1950s

The United States passport of Eartha Kitt is up for sale on an online platform. The seller is asking $5600 but delivers a very weak description of the document and even more blurry photos. It seems he doesn’t care much to sell his item otherwise he would do a much better job to promote his sale. Eartha Kitt Original Passport

However, some collectors are into celebrity passports and this is a chance to grab such a nice travel document. At the same time, someone can sharpen their negotiation skills as the price is ridiculously high. Her passport was issued at the US consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Eartha Kitt Original Passport

Born in 1928 on a cotton plantation in the deep south of the United States and abandoned by her mother, Kitt grew up with an aunt. Graduating from the New York School of Performing Arts, she made her New York debut as a dancer in Blue Holiday (1945). After being called the “most exciting woman in the world” by Orson Welles, he cast her as Helen of Troy in Dr. Faustus. She later starred in Batman (1967), owning the role of ‘Catwoman’ and subsequently becoming the first black woman to achieve mainstream TV success in America. Known for being blunt and short-tempered at times, Kitt found herself in a media firestorm in 1968. She attended a luncheon on the subject of juvenile delinquency and crime hosted by Lady Bird Johnson at the White House. At the event, Kitt shared her thoughts on the matter, telling the First Lady that “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed,” according to the Washington Post. “No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.” Her remarks against the Vietnam War offended Johnson and made headlines. Her popularity took a significant hit after that, and she spent several years mostly performing abroad. Her distinctive singing style gave her many hits including the Christmas song “Santa Baby”. Despite her ‘sex kitten’ status, she was an outspoken feminist and activist for civil rights. Kitt died from colon cancer on Christmas Day 2008, at her home in Weston, Connecticut. Eartha Kitt Original Passport

Read more about her Turkey encounter in “The Surprising Story of Eartha Kitt in Istanbul”.


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