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Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 by Edward Sorel

Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: the Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 by Edward Sorel

An entertaining and sympathetic account of the famous Hollywood movie star’s life, career, and the sex scandal the author uncovered in old newspapers used as insulation in his house. A combination of the author’s own personal story, comic drawings, and commentary, this is a fascinating portrait of a bygone era.

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