The Scandalous Mary Astor

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Mary Astor as drawn by Edward Sorel in "Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936"

Illustrator and cartoonist Edward Sorel joins us to discuss his new book Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936. He vividly details Mary's life as a child star with a tyrannical father, her teenage love affair with a much older John Barrymore, who seduced her on the set of a movie, and her scandalous affair with Broadway playwright George S. Kauffman.