WorldCat Identities

Adler, Polly 1900-1962

Overview
Works: 15 works in 42 publications in 9 languages and 609 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Humor  Caricatures and cartoons 
Classifications: HQ146.N7, 920.7
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posthumous Publications by Polly Adler, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Polly Adler
A house is not a home by Polly Adler ( Book )
21 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Polly Adler's "house" - the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title - was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s. Adler's notorious Lexington Avenue house of prostitution functioned as a sort of social club for New York's gangsters and a variety of other celebrities, including Robert Benchley and his friend Dorothy Parker. According to one New York tabloid, it made Adler's name "synonymous with sin."" "This new edition of Adler's autobiography brings back into print a book that was a mass phenomenon, in both hardback and paperback, when it was first published. A self-consciously literary work, A House Is Not a Home provides an informal social history of immigrant mobility, prostitution, Jewish life in New York, police dishonesty, the "white slavery" scare of the early twentieth century, and political corruption." "Adler's story fills an important gap in the history of immigrant life, urban experience, and organized crime in New York City. While most other accounts of the New York underworld focus on the lives of men, from Herbert Asbury's Gangs of New York through more recent works on Jewish and Italian gangsters, this book brings women's lives and problems to the forefront."--BOOK JACKET
Überleben : frische Kolumnen und Erste Hilfe für ( )
in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Come on 'a my house ( Book )
1 edition published in 501 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erotikkens lønkammer by Polly Adler ( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Home pour hommes : ['A House is not a home'. Traduction de François Gromaire.] by Polly Adler ( Book )
2 editions published in 1954 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Et hus men intet hjem by Polly Adler ( Book )
1 edition published in 1956 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amour ... pfuuh! : neue Geschichten aus dem Chaos der Liebe by Polly Adler ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Pollywood und andere Geschichten aus dem Chaos der Liebe by Polly Adler ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ilotalo ei ole koti by Polly Adler ( Book )
1 edition published in 1957 in Finnish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Adieu, Fortpflanz : wie man als Mutter richtig versagt by Polly Adler ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ett hus men inget hem by Polly Adler ( Book )
1 edition published in 1955 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A house is not a home ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1964 drama film loosely based on the 1953 autobiography by madam Polly Adler
 
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Alternative Names
Adler, Pearl.
Adler, Pearl Polly.
アドラー, ポリィ
Languages
English (24)
German (4)
Italian (4)
French (2)
Danish (2)
Swedish (1)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
Finnish (1)
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