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 Alice B. Toklas

Alice B. Toklas

Birth
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 7 Mar 1967 (aged 89)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 94
Memorial ID 1451 · View Source
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Writer. Toklas is perhaps most famous for her role in the life of writer Gertrude Stein. She was Stein’s secretary, cook, confidant, and lover. Their relationship spanned nearly thirty-seven years ending with Stein’s death in 1945. The two built a life in Paris that centered around Stein’s literary work and the literary salon they hosted. The salon attracted many of the writers and artist of the day, and Toklas proved that she could handle her own in this distinguished crowd. She would first come to public attention in 1933 with the publication of the book “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.” The book was actually a memoir of Stein’s, but Stein used Toklas as narrator of the story of their life together. Toklas would later write her own works including “The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook,” “What is Remembered,” and “Aromas and Flavors: Past and Present.” Her “Cookbook” was infamous for its recipe for Haschich Fudge. Toklas would later claim that the recipe was given to her by a friend. She stated that she had never tested it and didn’t know what the ingredients were. She would outlive Stein by twenty-one years. She remained in Paris until her death and is buried next to Stein in the Père Lachaise Cemetary. The private poems and notes written between her and Stein would later be published.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1451
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alice B. Toklas (30 Apr 1877–7 Mar 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1451, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .