Sadie Thompson, who I mentioned yesterday, deserves a bit more of a plug as I’ve been re-reading W Somerset Maugham’s short story Miss Thompson (or Rain) for a piece of writing on famous American Madams of the Orient. Maugham wrote the story after leaving
Maugham described her boarding of his ship, the
Yesterday I bemoaned the fact that you can’t stay at Maugham’s hotel in
Incidentally Sadie has made it to the silver screen several times most notably in 1928 in a silent starring Gloria Swanson;
then in 1932 with Joan Crawford;
and in 1953 with Rita Hayworth which gives me an excuse to
put some women on my blog for a change.