Adele Morales


Adele Morales is an American painter and memoirist; she is best known as the second wife of American author-playwright Norman Mailer.

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  • City People; The Woman In The Shadow
    NYTimes - Nov 18, 2007
  • Norman Mailer, Towering Writer With A Matching Ego, Dies At 84
    NYTimes - Nov 11, 2007
  • The Creative Life; A Woman With A Rich History, Making Art And Teaching Children
    NYTimes - Mar 11, 2007
  • Mailer Tells A Lot. Not All, But A Lot.; His Longest Love Affair Is With The U.S.
    NYTimes - Oct 04, 2000


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Adele Morales.


1925 Birth Born in 1925.


1951 26 Years Old In 1951 she moved in with Mailer in an apartment upstairs from Wolf's, on First Avenue near Second Street in Greenwich Village; they were married in 1954 and lived in a "loft on Monroe Street in the shadows of the Manhattan Bridge," which became a "popular salon" for the New York intelligentsia.


1956 31 Years Old But after visiting Paris in the summer of 1956 Mailer and Morales decided to leave New York; Mailer wrote "the city was not alive for me. … Read More
1957 32 Years Old In March 1957 Adele gave birth to a daughter Danielle, called Dandy. … Read More
1960 35 Years Old On Saturday, November 19, 1960, Mailer stabbed Adele with a penknife after a party, nearly killing her. … Read More
1962 37 Years Old In the short term, Morales made a physical recovery, and the two divorced in 1962.


1997 72 Years Old In 1997 she published a memoir of their marriage to Mailer entitled The Last Party, which recounted the violence and its aftermath. … Read More
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