Lullaby and Good Night: A Novel Inspired by the True Story of Vivian Gordon

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New American Library, 1987 - Fiction - 405 pages
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The victim of a cruel frame-up that robbed her of her daughter, reputation, and career, a young actress seeks vindication and is led into an illicit world of mobsters, flappers and slumming socialites.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

The story of one woman's struggle with corruption in her efforts to keep her family together. Mostly very predictable and the main character is so naive it's frustrating, but one still roots for her. Read full review

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

Loosely based around the life and times of Vivian Gordon - the convicted prostitute who tried to fight the corruption of Tammany Hall and lost - Lullaby and Good Night introduces us to Emily Stanton ... Read full review

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Vincent Bugliosi received his law degree in 1964. In his career at the L.A. County District Attorney's office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial, the Charles Manson case, became the basis of his true-crime classic, "Helter Skelter", the biggest selling true-crime book in publishing history. Two of Bugliosi's other true-crime books -- "And the Sea Will Tell" and "Outrage" -- also reached #1 on the "New York Times" hardcover bestseller list. No other American true-crime writer has ever had more than one book that achieved this ranking. Bugliosi lives with his wife of many years in Los Angeles.

William Stadiem was a Harvard JD-MBA and Wall Street lawyer before embarking for Hollywood, where he has written the screenplays for such films as Franco Zeffirelli's Young Toscanini, starring Elizabeth Taylor. He wrote the bestselling Marilyn Monroe Confidential, and Lullaby and Good Night with Vincent Bugliosi. Formerly the Hollywood columnist for Andy Warhol's Interview as well as food critic for Los Angeles magazine, Stadiem lives in a home overlooking the ocean in Santa Monica, California.

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