Libby Author:Milt Machlin Did Libby Holman kill her husband? — Libby Holman was the first of the torch singers, a Broadway star whose sultry, honeyed voice was likened to a "purple flame" when she sang the blues. Not remarkably beautiful, she possessed an allure irresistible to both men and women, and numbered among her lovers Tallulah Bankhead, Jeanne Eagels, and Montgom... more »ery Cliff.
Her marriage to millionaire playboy Smith Reynolds was front-page news. Scant months later, a bullet ended Reynolds' life on his fabulous thousand-acre estate in North Carolina.
Though Libby was accused of Reynolds' murder, no conclusion was ever reached. Even her closest friends were divided as to her innocence or guilt. That uncertainty was to shado the rest of her tragedy-haunted life, as violent death claimed many of those closest to her, including her only child.
Award-winning author Milt Machlin's intensive research has unearthed startling evidence that sheds new light on the most sensational murder case of the 1930's, and on the character of the dazzling, erratic woman who, almost fifty years later, still occupies center stage!« less