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Alice B. Toklas

Alice B. Toklas was the lover and lifelong companion of author Gertrude Stein. She was born in San Francisco, California, to a middle-class Jewish family, and met Gertrude Stein in Paris on September 8, 1907, the day she arrived. Gertrude Stein published “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas” in 1933 and the memoir became Stein's bestselling book. The two were a couple until Gertrude Stein's death in 1946.

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein was an American writer, poet and art collector. Stein was born in 1874 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and shortly after her birth the Stein family moved to Europe, first living in Vienna and then Paris. The Steins returned to the United States in 1878, settling in Oakland, California, where Gertrude lived until the death of her parents when she was seventeen. Gertrude then moved with her sister Bertha to live with her mother’s family in Baltimore, Maryland. After completing her...

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