SOUTHERN BELLE TO HOLLYWOOD HELL: CORLISS PALMER AND HER SCANDALOUS RISE AND FALL (SOFTCOVER EDITION) by Jennifer Ann Redmond
Winning the Fame and Fortune Contest of 1920 made Corliss Palmer a star.
It was the worst thing that ever happened to her.
Come along as the author of Reels & Rivals: Sisters in Silent Film charts Corliss and publisher Eugene Brewster’s attempt to fashion a Jazz Age empire, only to end up ruling the gossip columns. Over 70 images, including never-before-seen photos from the Palmer family scrapbook, illustrate this incredible tale of obsession, glamour, and why you should always be careful what you wish for.
“Remarkably intimate and detailed… author Jennifer Ann Redmond offers a juicy account of the short but colorful and tumultuous life of a southern beauty queen-turned model and actress who ‘wasn’t the angel people think she was.”
– Paula Uruburu, History Channel consultant and author, American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the “It” Girl, and the Crime of the Century