The Purple Diaries

The “endlessly fascinating” true story of a custody battle that threatened to expose the seedy secrets of Hollywood’s Golden Age—illustrated with photos (Entertainment Weekly).

Author: Joseph Egan

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1682302989

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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One of Hollywood’s first scandals was nearly its last. 1936 looked like it would be a great year for the movie industry. With the economy picking up after the Great Depression, Americans everywhere were sitting in the dark watching the stars—and few stars shined as brightly as one of America’s most enduring screen favorites, Mary Astor. But 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. With the complete support of the Astor family, including unlimited access to the photographs and memorabilia of Mary Astor’s estate, The Purples Diaries is a look at Hollywood’s Golden Age as it has never been seen before, as Egan spins a wildly absorbing yarn about a scandal that threatened to bring down the dream factory known as Hollywood.

The Diaries and Letters of Sir George Jackson K C H

En revanche , however , we have another representing the purple - ilecked
emperor seated on liis throne , and the woman , who lately ... DIARIES AND
LETTERS OF protests against German opinion of English the assumption of the
elections.

Author: Sir George Jackson

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The Diaries of Louis Riel

I saw the purple surplice disappear ; it took some time to fade away . I saw the
purple robe of the postulant nuns disappear . The biretta , surplice and robe are
ecclesiastical vestments used in Roman Catholic ceremonies . Purple , of course
, is ...

Author: Louis Riel

Publisher: Hurtig Pub

ISBN: 9780888301178

Category: History

Page: 187

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The Jewish Veteran

The Pepys Press is putting together An organization now known as " The an
anthology of diaries by participants Mllitary Order of the Purple Heart , " was in
World War II , any rank , any branch of formed in 1932 for the protection and
service ...

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The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman

As to the purple , I said £ 25 , and have to pay £ 44 ! 4. There is all the fidget of its
not being in time . Accordingly I inclose a letter for you to direct , ( as you have not
sent me back Wm's letter yet ) to William , telling him to get off the bargain , if he ...

Author: John Henry Newman

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Category: Cardinals

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Letters and Diaries The controversy with Gladstone January 1874 December 1875

As to the purple , I said £ 25 , and have to pay £ 44 ! 4. There is all the fidget of its
not being in time . Accordingly I inclose a letter for you to direct , ( as you have not
sent me back Wm's letter yet ) to William , telling him to get off the bargain , if he ...

Author: John Henry Newman

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Letters and Diaries

There was the same large body of ecclesiastics as the evening before -- 17
bishops the papers said - but if so , they were not all drest in the purple robes and
biretta that one had got to consider the episcopal dress . The bishop who was to ...

Author: John Henry Newman

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Nature Diaries and Note books

Purple hills , quite purple , sinking sun . Heath on cutting just beginning to flower .
The purple on the hills seemed to hide the irregularities and the hedges or
copses , or other marks , all hidden under the purple : haze ! Yet the rest perfectly
 ...

Author: Richard Jefferies

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Category: Natural history

Page: 291

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Letters and Diaries Opposition in Dublin and London Oct 1855 Mar 1857

As to the purple , I said £ 25 , and have to pay £ 44 ! 4. There is all the fidget of its
not being in time . Accordingly I inclose a letter for you to direct , ( as you have not
sent me back Wm's letter yet ) to William , telling him to get off the bargain , if he ...

Author: John Henry Newman

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Diaries

Cutting the bell across in the line c d the white silky filaments, with lustre and
delicacy like that of spun glass, are of exquisite beauty. These only reach up to
the level e, then leave to itself the purple flower g, whose line of curvature, it
being one ...

Author: John Ruskin

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The Sister Diaries

He stopped short after spotting the purple Sharpie scribbles covering Sebastian's
face, neck, arms, hands, and clothes. “Oh my God, Valentina, Sebastian, no!” he
shouted. “Sebastian, what did you do? You're a mess. You need a bath.

Author: Karen Quinn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847399363

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Although they couldn't be more different, Amanda, Serena and Laura Moon have always been there for one another. Amanda sizzles in the high stakes arena of New York City real estate - but drags herself home each night to a cold, empty bed. From top executive at Prada, Serena is now an over-the-top stay-at-home Mum, plunging her marriage into crisis and her four-year-old into therapy. Laura spent the last six years caring for their dying mother. Now she is trying to breathe new life into her abandoned music career. Emotions explode when the sisters learn that their mother left everything - the multi-million dollar family home and a priceless painting - to Serena. But why? In an effort to make sense of the bequest, the girls journey to glamorous East Hampton to unravel the mystery behind their mother's past, setting off a chain of events that threatens the very core of their sisterhood.

The Diaries of A L Rowse

White may running all along Cornish hedges – something I had forgotten ; and
from my bedroom window I see the white hedges running out to sea . I had never
seen the ordinary purple ponticum in bloom at Trenarren ; looking up from the ...

Author: Alfred Leslie Rowse

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

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Category: Authors, English

Page: 462

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A.L. Rowse's journals extend over the greater part of the 20th century. Born in 1903, the son of a poor, virtually illiterate Cornish china-clay worker, he became one of the most prolific authors of his time and one of the most read. For 50 years a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford (its first working-class entrant) he seized the opportunities offered in scholarship, in literature, in politics and above all in public controversy.

The Gordon C Eby Diaries 1911 13

After school up at the club till 11 oclock , Found out particulars about the
membership campaign they have organized in two parties the white & the purple
, I am on the purple side , Bailey is our captain . I had a sunda [ e ] at Egans after
the club ...

Author: Gordon C. Eby

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Category: Farmers

Page: 208

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Gordon C. Eby was born 21 September 1890. His parents were Christian Eby (1842-1920) and Catherine Clemens (1848-1918). He married Elsie Hewitt (1900-1974). They had eight children. He died in 1965 in Kitchener, Ontario.

Attlebridge Diaries

Purple Warning - when aircraft are within 15 miles of the field the Tannoy will
announce “ Air Raid Warning Purple " . Notify the switchboard operator and tell
him to give a long wavering blast on the siren . We turned right , skirting Paris ,
and ...

Author: John H. Woolnough

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Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 218

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Chinese Diaries 1941 1946

Darkness came , and the striations on the mountains on the opposite side of the
gorges turned purple , and then malachite green , till at last the purple rose again
and the mountains seemed to be hollow in the heavy darkness . There were no ...

Author: Robert Payne

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Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 403

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Signe Toksvig s Irish Diaries 1926 1937

The purple rocks , pines , solitude , grass walks . The hawthorn . . . . s June
Worked . Terrific rain ! Went in to Dublin . Dressmaker . Tedious . The mysterious
offer that Geo . Doran wrote about was to write 600 words a week for Hearst for
100 ...

Author: Signe Toksvig

Publisher: Lilliput PressLtd

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 450

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A unique account of Irish cultural and literary life (Jack Yeats, Lady Gregory, Frank O'Connor, Sean O'Faolain, and more).

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America Having General Applicability and Legal Effect in Force June 1 1938

NON - PROFIT CHARACTER : Military Order of the Purple Heart , et al . , 1945 , D
. 4721 , 10 F.R. 7319 . OPERATIONS ... COMPETITOR'S BUSINESS AS NOW
RESPONDENT's : General Diaries , Inc. , et al . , 1945 , D. 5002 , 10 F.R. 12036 .

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The Lipstick Diaries

Kate passed the diary to Rebecca and then placed the cap back on the Purple
Passion Fruit lipstick . These days the tube lasted her for years since the only
time she wore the hideous color was for their Friday night meetings . “ I ' m not
sure a ...

Author: Lori Soard

Publisher: Five Star (ME)

ISBN: 9781594141829

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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In grade school, Kate, Sarah and Rebecca discovered they were best friends. In seventh grade, they discovered makeup and began a diary of their important moments, signed in their own shade of lipstick. In high school, they discovered boys. Now the three are staring their thirtieth birthdays right in the face and determined to do something about where their lives are going. From mothers who gripe about their unmarried state to bosses who don't take them seriously, to ticking biological clocks - the girls don't want to care what others think but are tired of being seen as those almost-thirty-something singles. When an unwanted and definitely unexpected wedding invitation arrives, it sends the three of them on an adventure to save the blushing bride from the biggest mistake of her life. Using tests taught to them by Kate's great-grandmother, they begin a wacky search for the perfect man. But even if one of them finds love, will the man be able to live up to the strict qualifications in the lipstick diaries?

Diaries

Saturday , 29th January We were not called and both overslept ourselves , so I
had to have a hasty breakfast and dash off to McEvoy ' s . Unfortunately , I took
my tweed coat ( the purple one of his bicycling conception of me ) off by mistake
and ...

Author: Lady Cynthia Asquith

Publisher: Vintage

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Category: Authors, English

Page: 529

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The Haldeman Diaries

Then added K , and said the three of us had to take the brunt of the heat these
past weeks and we deserved an award like the Purple Heart , so he had devised
a new award , The Blue Heart , for those who are true blue . Then gave us each a
 ...

Author: Harry R. Haldeman

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425148273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 854

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Offers a detailed account of the author's years at the White House that included Agnew's resignation, Cambodian bombings, and Watergate