Mary Astor's Purple Diary

Mary Astor's Purple Diary

The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936

eBook - 2016
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In 1936 newspapers were ablaze with a scandalous child custody trial taking place in Hollywood and starring the actress Mary Astor; the story pushed Hitler and Franco off the front pages. George S. Kaufman, then the most successful playwright on Broadway and a married man to boot, had been Astor's lover. The scandal revolved around Marys diary, which her ex-husband, Dr. Franklyn Thorpe, had found when they were still together. Mary, he claimed, had not only kept a tally of all her extramarital affairs but graded them-- and he already alerted the press in order to obtain a divorce and get custody of their daughter. Sorel provides all the juicy details of this particular slice of Hollywood Babylon, including Mary's life as a child star, and her teenage love affair with the much older John Barrymore.
Publisher: New York :, Liveright Publishing Corporation,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781631490248
1631490249
Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource : color illustrations (chiefly color)
Alternative Title: Purple diary

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simhop
Jun 05, 2018

Author wrote himself into the story, am glad I did not buy this book although I enjoyed the illustrations.

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badboy63
Oct 30, 2017

Not very good, Edward Sorel is in love with himself.

ArapahoeLesley Oct 29, 2017

Such a fun book from artist Edward Sorel full of his own drawings and his life long love for the under-appreciated Mary Astor.

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