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Forever 23: The Rapid Rise and Sudden Disappearance of Velva Darling, Modern Girl Philosopher

In 1924, she became the first woman at Stanford with a column on the student newspaper. At 19, she had a movie option, a contract for a vaudeville act, and a recording contract with Columbia. At 23, she was America’s youngest feature writer and youngest syndicated columnist, billed as the “modern girl philosopher,”…

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