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Mary Astor's Purple diary : the great American sex scandal of 1936 / Edward Sorel.

Sorel, Edward, 1929- author. (Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 921 AST (Text) 37323005286169 NEW-BKS Available -
Spencer County Public Library - Rockport 791.430 SOR (Text) 70741000143994 Adult Non Fiction Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Township Public Library - Syracuse 791.43 SOR (Text) 50577011058456 Adult New Books Available -
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield B-Astor (Text) 78292000359320 Adult New Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631490231 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1631490230 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 167 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Company, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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."" --Amazon.com.
Subject: Astor, Mary, 1906-1987 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Motion picture actors and actresses > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.

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