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A house is not a home

Author: Polly Adler
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adler, Polly, 1900-1962.
House is not a home.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)654421461
Named Person: Polly Adler; Polly Adler
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Polly Adler
ISBN: 1558495592 9781558495593
OCLC Number: 70174811
Notes: Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Rinehart, 1953.
Description: xlviii, 374 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: "Goldmine madina" means "golden land" --
The stage is set --
Holiday from thinking --
Just lucky, I guess --
Everybody ought to be rich --
In a glass-bottomed boat --
A boy has never wept --
Jump collar --
A house is not a home --
Season in the sun --
Call me Miss.
Responsibility: Polly Adler ; introduction by Rachel Rubin.
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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  Read more...

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