The Girls in the Picture

The Girls in the Picture

A Novel

Large Print - 2018
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1914, Los Angeles. Turn any corner in this burgeoning town and you'll find actors running around as a movie camera captures it all. Frances Marion has left her husband to be an artist, but finds her true calling writing stories for this wondrous new medium. She 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, but their ambitions are challenged both by the men around them and the limitations imposed on their gender.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781683247012
1683247019
Characteristics: 551 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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darladoodles
Dec 18, 2017

Spanning the years from 1914 to 1969, we see friendship blossom between Mary Pickford and her scenarist Frances Marion. They forge a partnership that has its ups and downs and shows us the evolution of movies and the Hollywood culture. Along the way we have glimpses of other on-screen greats like Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks. Benjamin did her research and as she mentions in her Author's Note, had to pick and choose what to feature in her book. It was fascinating to see these two women adapt and change as their business is transformed from silent feature films to "talkies" and beyond. Well worth the read!

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