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The purple diaries: Mary Astor and the most sensational Hollywood scandal of the 1930s

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Mary Astor's story wasn't a happy one. She was born poor, and at the first sign that she could earn money, her parents grabbed the reins and the checks. Widowed at twenty-four, Mary Astor was looking for stability when she met and wed Dr. Franklyn Thorpe. But the marriage was rocky from the start; both were unfaithful, but they did not divorce until after Mary Astor gave birth to little Marylyn Thorpe. What followed was a custody battle that pushed The Spanish Civil War and Hitler's 1936 Olympic Games off of the front pages all over America. Astor and Thorpe were both ruthless in their fight to gain custody of their daughter, but Thorpe held a trump card: the diaries that Mary Astor had been keeping for years. In these diaries, Astor detailed her own affairs as well as the myriad dalliances of some of Hollywood's biggest names. The studio heads, longtime controllers of public perception, were desperate to keep such juicy details from leaking.
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subject_facetAstor, Mary, -- 1906-1987
Biographies
Electronic books
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
Scandals -- Biography
title_displayThe purple diaries : Mary Astor and the most sensational Hollywood scandal of the 1930s
title_fullThe Purple Diaries Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s
The purple diaries : Mary Astor and the most sensational Hollywood scandal of the 1930s / Joseph Egan
The purple diaries : Mary Astor and the most sensational Hollywood scandal of the 1930s [electronic resource] / Joseph Egan
title_shortThe purple diaries
title_subMary Astor and the most sensational Hollywood scandal of the 1930s
topic_facetAstor, Mary
Biography & Autobiography
Electronic books
History
Motion picture actors and actresses
Nonfiction
Performing Arts
Scandals