The Sewing Circle : Hollywood’s Greatest Secret — Female Stars Who Loved Other Women

AUTHOR: Axel Madsen
PUBLISHER: Robson Books Ltd
DATE: 1995
PAGES: 240

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Publisher’s Description

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.

Inclusion Criteria

The Sewing Circle profiles many famous women who are known to have enjoyed relationships with men and women, including Marlene Dietrich, Tallulah Bankhead, and others.

Library Notes

Paperback. Purchased used by the library with founder’s funds.