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Mary Astor's Purple Diary

The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936

Edward Sorel

Experience the scandal and intrigue of Hollywood's Golden Age in this hilarious and captivating tale featuring over sixty original illustrations. Cartoonist Edward Sorel's lifelong obsession with Mary Astor's infamous diary, uncovering her extramarital affairs and dramatic custody battle, is brought to life in his signature style. Sorel also delves into Astor's tumultuous life in the limelight as a child star and her teenage love affair with legendary actor John Barrymore. Mary Astor's Purple Diary is a compassionate and witty character study that transcends Hollywood Babylon to become a masterpiece of storytelling.
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Fans of illustrator, cartoonist, & caricaturist Edward Sorel’s work, fans of books about Hollywood’s history, & anyone looking for a light, entertaining & minimally juicy bio that will make you want to watch or rewatch a lot of films from the 40s, this book’s for you      source