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The Resource The girls in the picture, Melanie Benjamin

The girls in the picture, Melanie Benjamin

Label
The girls in the picture
Title
The girls in the picture
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Benjamin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends--screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone's lips these days is "flickers"--the silent moving pictures enthralling theatergoers. Turn any corner in this burgeoning town and you'll find made-up actors running around, as a movie camera captures it all. In this fledgling industry, Frances finds her true calling: writing stories for this wondrous new medium. She also makes the acquaintance of actress Mary Pickford, whose signature golden curls and lively spirit have given her the title of America's Sweetheart. The two ambitious young women hit it off instantly, their kinship fomented by their mutual fever to create, to move audiences to a frenzy, to start a revolution. But their ambitions are challenged both by the men around them and the limitations imposed on their gender--and their astronomical success could come at a price. As Mary, the world's highest paid and most beloved actress, struggles to live her life under the spotlight, she also wonders if it is possible to find love, even with the dashing actor Douglas Fairbanks. Frances, too, longs to share her life with someone. As in any good Hollywood story, dramas will play out, personalities will clash, and even the deepest friendships might be shattered. With cameos from such notables as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Rudolph Valentino, and Lillian Gish, The Girls in the Picture is, at its heart, a story of friendship and forgiveness. Melanie Benjamin perfectly captures the dawn of a glittering new era--its myths and icons, its possibilities and potential, and its seduction and heartbreak
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benjamin, Melanie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A876
LC item number
G57 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pickford, Mary
  • Marion, Frances
  • Marion, Frances
  • Pickford, Mary
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Women screenwriters
  • Female friendship
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Biographical
  • Female friendship
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Women screenwriters
  • California
  • United States
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif)
Label
The girls in the picture, Melanie Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966436381
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 422 pages
Isbn
9781101886809
Lccn
2016047423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966436381
Label
The girls in the picture, Melanie Benjamin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966436381
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 422 pages
Isbn
9781101886809
Lccn
2016047423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966436381

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