172. Dunne Profiles Phyllis McGuire

Investigators, this week we continue our journey into dip into Dominick Dunne’s reporting in personal profiles as he begins his third act. In June 1989, Phyllis McGuire was the subject of Nick’s gaze, in a story that takes us from the famous trio of singing sisters to Sam Giancana to Dorothy Kilgallen to Frank Sinatra, with jewels, personal Eiffel towers, and oil money along the way.

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Sources

Associated Episodes:

Dorothy Kilgallen: https://doneanddunne.com/23-the-curious-death-of-dorothy-kilgallen/

Judith Campbell Exner: https://doneanddunne.com/66-the-lucky-one-judith-campbell-exner/

On the Web:

Fatal Charms and The Mansion of Limbo, by Dominick Dunne (Amazon)

The Estate of Phyllis McGuire Signature Auction (YouTube)

The McGuire Sisters – Sugartime (YouTube)

The McGuire Sisters interview on Person to Person, 1960 (YouTube)

Phyllis McGuire: America’s Sweetheart, Mafia Girlfriend & Her Eiffel Tower Home! (toptenrealestatedeals.com)

Phyllis McGuire, of popular 1950s trio McGuire Sisters, dies at Las Vegas estate (lasvegassun.com)

Heritage Auction Catalog of the 2021 Phyllis McGuire Signature Auction (fineart.ha.com)

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