John F Kasson
Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning
Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. Her portrait brightened the homes of countless admirers: a black laborer's cabin in South Carolina, a young Andy Warhol's house in Pittsburgh, J. Edgar Hoover's recreation room in Washington, DC and gangster Bumpy Johnson's Harlem apartment. A few years later her smile cheered the secret bedchamber...