Lipton’s Journal/February 22, 1955/687
I can hardly complain about Adele’s alternate love and rage toward Susy, for Adele unconsciously was acting out upon Susy the way I act toward Adele. And Susy in turn would act toward me as Adele acted toward her. What characterizes that three-way daisy chain is that I call the tune for Adele, she called it for Susy, and Susy called it for me. The way I felt it at the time was that Adele was unreasonable in her swings toward Sue, and Sue gave me the time of day when Sue felt like it.
- Adele Morales (1925-2015), who he married in April 1954, was Mailer’s second wife. The mother of his daughters Danielle (b.1957), and Elizabeth Anne (b. 1959), she separated from Mailer in early 1961 a few months after he stabbed her with a penknife, just missing her heart. He pled guilty to felonious assault and was given a suspended sentence. They divorced in 1962.
- Susan Mailer, the only child of NM and his first wife Beatrice Silverman, and the oldest of his nine children, was born in Hollywood August 28, 1949.