Dreams Money Can Buy  [Libby Holman]  (Jon Bradshaw) (0-688-01158-6)
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Dreams Money Can Buy  [Libby Holman]  (Jon Bradshaw) (0-688-01158-6)
B1512. JON BRADSHAW. Dreams that Money Can Buy – The Tragic Life of Libby Holman. New York, Morrow, 1985. 431pp. Index; Bibliography; Discography; Broadway Chronology; Photos; DJ. - 0-688-01158-6


“Among the pantheon of doomed women who lived among the heights of wealth and the depths of emotional despair, Libby Holman ranked with Zelda Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Sylvia Plath, and her friends or causes ranged from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Montgomery Clift, Tennessee Williams, and Tallulah Bankhead. The rags to riches tragedy of Libby Holman who achieved stardom in the Roaring Twenties singing ‘torch’ songs on Broadway. Marrying tobacco heir Smith Reynolds in 1931, she was indicted for his murder six months later when he was shot dead. His family intervened and although she and her son inherited a fortune, her career was ruined. She nevertheless became a darling of cafe society and friend and lover to some top stars, but nearly every man she came near died violently."

- H. P. Casavant