A gripper, an unknown side of Capone, lovely insights into Valentino, and the Hollywood world of that era. Particularly endearing friendship with friend Mabel. Unknown point in book: tapeworms used for weight loss (and we thought we were obsessive in this era). Kathryn Jordan takes an account of Gladys by her son, John Walton, and transmutes his story into an account of which the reader cannot put down.

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