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    • The Purple Diaries

    • Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s
    • By: Joseph Egan
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 145

    1936 was a great year for the movie industry - the financial setbacks of the Great Depression were subsiding, so theater attendance was up. Americans everywhere were watching the stars, and few stars shined as brightly as one of America's most enduring screen favorites, Mary Astor. But Astor's personal story wasn't a happy one. Born poor and widowed at 24, Mary Astor had spent years looking for stability when she met and wed Dr. Franklyn Thorpe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impossible not to like for old movie buffs

    • By Gary on 03-09-17

    Regular price: $24.95