Mary Astor's Purple Diary

Mary Astor's Purple Diary

The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936

eBook - 2016
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"Featuring over sixty original illustrations, Mary Astor's Purple Diary narrates and illustrates the travails of the Oscar-winning actress alongside Sorel’s own personal story of discovering an unlikely muse. Throughout, we get his wry take on all the juicy details of this particular slice of Hollywood Babylon, including Mary's life as a child star―her career in silent films began at age fourteen―presided over by her tyrannical father, Otto, who "managed" her full-time and treated his daughter like an ATM machine. Sorel also animates her teenage love affair with probably the biggest star of the silent era, the much older John Barrymore, who seduced her on the set of a movie and convinced her parents to allow her to be alone with him for private "acting lessons."" --from Amazon.
Publisher: New York : Liveright, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781631490248
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Purple diary


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Oct 30, 2017

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

AL_LESLEY 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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