Skip to main content

Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age

Author: Debby Applegate.

Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age

Author: Debby Applegate.

$32.50 $7.98
Item #: D32413
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385534758
During the Roaring 20s, everyone came to Pearl "Polly" Adler's Manhattan brothels, key gathering places where the celebrity elite mingled with high society and with violent figures of the underworld—and had a good time doing it. As a Jewish immigrant from eastern Europe, Adler's life is a classic American story of success and assimilation, and here Deb... More
No longer available

During the Roaring 20s, everyone came to Pearl "Polly" Adler's Manhattan brothels, key gathering places where the celebrity elite mingled with high society and with violent figures of the underworld—and had a good time doing it. As a Jewish immigrant from eastern Europe, Adler's life is a classic American story of success and assimilation, and here Debby Applegate uses her story as a key to unpacking just what made the 1920s such a corrupt, glamorous, and transformational era.


Virtual Catalog