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Title The girls in the picture : a novel / Melanie Benjamin.
Author Benjamin, Melanie, 1962- author.
Publication New York : Random House Audio, 2018.
[Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2018]
Copyright date ℗2018
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (16 hr., 40 min., 46 sec.)) : digital.
Time 164046
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Summary From the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife, a fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends--screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford 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 earned her the title "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 by both 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.Advance praise for The Girls in the Picture"[Melanie] Benjamin fully captures the giddy excitement of the blossoming movie business in the 1910s and 1920s and has chosen intriguingly flawed protagonists with compelling life stories that aren't widely known today. This engrossing and rewarding read provides the same mixture of well-researched plot and fascinating characters [that has] made Benjamin's previous novels so outstanding."--Library Journal (starred review)
Performer Read by Kimberly Farr.
Note Hard copy version record.
Subject Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979 -- Fiction.
Marion, Frances, 1888-1973 -- Fiction.
Marion, Frances, 1888-1973. (OCoLC)fst00180925
Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979. (OCoLC)fst00006375
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Fiction.
Women screenwriters -- United States -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Female friendship. (OCoLC)fst00922609
Motion picture actors and actresses. (OCoLC)fst01027096
Women screenwriters. (OCoLC)fst01178516
California -- Los Angeles -- Hollywood. (OCoLC)fst01312041
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Downloadable audio books.
Addl. Author Farr, Kimberly, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Source record: Benjamin, Melanie, 1962- Girls in the picture. Unabridged. [Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2018] 9780451484673 (OCoLC)985071768
ISBN 9780451484666 (electronic audio bk.)
0451484665 (electronic audio bk.)

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