Sex Lives of the Hollywood Goddesses

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Prion, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 278 pages
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Prion's internationally bestselling Sex Lives series presents lighthearted accounts of the sexual escapades of major figures in history, politics, religion, the arts, and film. Irreverent and gossipy, the books are packed with carnal tidbits and eye-opening revelations. Sex has long been the common currency of the Hollywood Dream Factory. Early movie moguls packed their epics with ravishing dancing girls and frequently used the casting couch to determine who should be rocketed to stardom. Louise Brooks and Clara Bow were both brought down by sex scandals—the latter, in a rumored liaison with the USC football team. Mary Astor's career was ruined when explicit extracts from her diaries were read in open court, and silent star Alla Nazimova began the trend for Hollywood lesbians—Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Claudette Colbert were all members of the "Sewing Circle."

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User Review  - Meredith - Goodreads

Scandalous read! Most of the stories are drenched in pathos, because the women had such crappy lives for the most part. They used what they had to get ahead. Rita Hayworth was especially sad. Read full review

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

makes "Hollywood Babylon" read like a Disney film. Read full review

Contents

The Silent Sirens
1
Pandoras Box
13
The It Girl
23
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Nigel Cawthorne is a well-known historian whose book credits include Vietnam" A War Lost and Won, Reaping the Whirlwind: The German and Japanese Experience of World War II", and History's Greatest Battles". He lives in England.

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