The Sewing Circle by Axel Madsen

cover of the book The Sewing CircleThe Sewing Circle by Axel Madsen
Genre: Biography; Entertainment
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Published: 1998
Publisher: Robson Books Limited
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Format: Trade Paperback
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No. of Pages: 240
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ISBN: 9781861052056
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This is the documented story of some of the most glamourous women in the world who lived two lives – in public as larger-than-life romantic heroines of the screen, and in private as lesbians or bisexuals. From the early years of the ‘talkies’ through the beginning of the 1950s, they were secretly known as the Sewing Circle, and this is their story. Among them were Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Tallulah Bankhead, Katherine Cornell, Barbara Stanwyck, and Joan Crawford. Others whose secret lives are divulged for the first time: Maude Adams, Lynn Fontanne, Myrna Loy, Edith Head, Janet Gaynor, Jill Esmond, Elsa Lanchester, Isadora Duncan, Laurette Taylor, Libby Holman, Marjorie Main, Agnes Moorehead, and Dame Judith Anderson.
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