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The Resource Mary Astor's purple diary : the great American sex scandal of 1936, Edward Sorel

Mary Astor's purple diary : the great American sex scandal of 1936, Edward Sorel

Label
Mary Astor's purple diary : the great American sex scandal of 1936
Title
Mary Astor's purple diary
Title remainder
the great American sex scandal of 1936
Statement of responsibility
Edward Sorel
Title variation
Purple diary
Title variation remainder
the great American sex scandal of 1936
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Shares the life of the Golden Age starlet whose custody case became the scandal of the nation when her ex-husband threatened to release the actress' diary, where she kept accounts of all of her sexual affairs with high-profile men
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10513043
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sorel, Edward
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.A8
LC item number
S67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astor, Mary
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Sex scandals
  • Biography
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the great American sex scandal of 1936
Label
Mary Astor's purple diary : the great American sex scandal of 1936, Edward Sorel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781631490231
Lccn
2016012782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026745615
Other physical details
color illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)937452609
  • (OCoLC)ocn937452609
  • 578490
Label
Mary Astor's purple diary : the great American sex scandal of 1936, Edward Sorel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781631490231
Lccn
2016012782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026745615
Other physical details
color illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)937452609
  • (OCoLC)ocn937452609
  • 578490

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