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Madam : the biography of Polly Adler, icon of the Jazz Age

Call Number

  • 921 A2378 (CEN, OSH)

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First edition.

Publication Information

New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2021]

Physical Description

553 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm


"A biography of Pearl "Polly" Alder, New York City madam and icon of the Jazz Age"--


  • From a nobody to a legend
  • Man plans, god laughs
  • The jazz baby
  • What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?
  • Liquor and lust
  • Thumbs up with the mob
  • The double standard
  • The party girl racket
  • The underworld complex
  • The Jewish jezebel
  • The female Al Capone
  • Café society
  • The big shot
  • Madam emeritus.

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