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Red-Headed Woman

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Brush's risqué novel of a red headed vamp who steels her boss from his wife served as the basis for the ever popular pre-code Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer black and white talking film directed by Jack Conway and featuring Jean Harlow and Chester Morris.
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published 1931 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Red-Headed Woman (1931) - Katharine Brush
I've been interested in going back and reading forgotten American (U.S. / Canada) women writers from the early part of the 20th century, hence this read. [If you are interested contact me and i'll send you a list. Or send me your ideas.:] I also read this as a lead-in to the book club's read of Tender is the Night.

This book was written as popular fiction and yet i found plenty here to make it worth giving it a look once again. I thought of other light cla
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My apologies to any and all red headed women out there. This book does not paint you well at all. And in 1937, when the book was published, I'm sure plenty of auburn tresses were glared at while husbands' arms were tightly gripped.

Beware the red-headed home wrecker.

Lillian Andrews was a stunningly beautiful, red-headed woman born on the wrong side of the tracks. Beautiful and ambitious. So ambitious, in fact, we could label her a gold digger. It didn't take long for her to target her prize in t
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After a high school education, Brush began her career as a columnist for the Boston Traveler. She published her first book, Glitter in 1926, but it was her short story Night Club which was published in Harper's Magazine in 1927 that brought her national recognition and an O. Henry Award. She became a well-known contributor to leading magazines of the 1920's and 1930's such as Cosmopolitan and Coll ...more
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