The Diary Of The Greenwich Village Madcap


Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…

The Complicated Death of Starr Faithfull

Episode 138 is the case that inspired the John O’Hara novel and Elizabeth Taylor film “BUtterfield 8,” the sad, sordid tale of a beautiful girl with an evocative name and a traumatic past that put her on a road to ruin. The finding of her body led to a probe deep into the social fabric of three cities on two continents.
The telling of the story isn’t especially graphic, but it does go to dark, dark places.
Just so you know.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun