Kate Webb: The Garden of AllaAugust 2013
With guests ranging from Dorothy Parker to Frank Sinatra, Alla Nazimova’s estate was, for a time, both Hollywood’s social nexus and a hotbed of radical politics.
Leah Carroll: They Wanted Beautiful, Gorgeous ThingsJune 2013
The teen crime ring that robbed Hollywood’s starlets, and the infinite media loops who love them.
Meakin Armstrong: On Harpo Speaks! and My Wicked Wicked WaysJanuary 2010
Neither book requires its readers to be a fan of the star—and that’s why they are great reads.