After winning a contest for “the most beautiful girl in New York, ” shopgirl Ollie modeled for the most famous artists in New York, and then went on to become the toast of Broadway. Together they developed a reputation for drinking, and fighting, club-going, wrecking cars, along with giving each other expensive make-up gifts.
The Forgotten Flapper: A Novel of Olive Thomas Forgotten Actresses Book 1 #ad - A presence lurks in new york City’s New Amsterdam Theatre when the lights go down and the audience goes home. When hollywood beckoned, ollie signed first with triangle pictures, becoming most well known for her work as a “baby vamp, and then with MYRON SELZNICK’s new production company, ” the precursor to the flappers of the 1920s.
Ollie's mysterious death in paris’ Ritz Hotel in 1920 was one of Hollywood’s first scandals, ensuring that her legend lived on.
The It Girl and Me: A Novel of Clara Bow Forgotten Actresses Book 2Sepia Stories Publishing #ad - The trouble begins when clara’s newest fiancé, cowboy star Rex Bell, wants to take over, and he and Daisy battle for control. Daisy devoe has left her abusive husband, her father has been pinched for bootlegging, and she’s embarrassed by her rural Kentucky roots. Torn between her loyalty to clara and her love for her family, Daisy has to make a difficult choice when she ends up in the county jail.
Here, from her poverty-stricken childhood to her failed marriage; from a father in San Quentin to her rollercoaster time with Clara, Daisy sets the record straight, leaving out none of the juicy details. The “it” girl of the jazz age personifies the new woman of the 1920s onscreen, drinking bootleg hooch, smoking, and bursting with sex appeal.
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Thanks to daisy, Clara's bank account is soon flush with cash. But her conduct off the set is even more scandalous.
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Bathing Beauty: A Novel of Marie Prevost Forgotten Actresses Book 3 #ad - Her triumph in ernst lubitsch’s the marriage Circle and her marriage to actor Kenneth Harlan mark her as one of filmdom’s biggest stars of the 1920s. During hollywood’s infancy, marie prevost is a beautiful Canadian who becomes famous for her silent film work with Mack Sennett’s Bathing Beauties.
Lured away by an offer from universal pictures, she moves to Warner Brothers, and when her contract ends, she makes more profitable flapper-themed movies, where her star continues to rise.
Chasing Salomé: A Novel of 1920s HollywoodRothesay Press #ad - But it means risking everything she has: her reputation, her fortune, her beautiful home, and even her lavender marriage. She is the highest-paid actress in town, with a luxurious estate, the respect of her peers, and a series of lovers that has included the first wife of her protégé, adoration of her fans, Rudolph Valentino.
But reaching the top is one thing. Staying there is an entirely different matter. Nazimova dreams of producing a motion picture of Oscar Wilde’s infamous “Salomé. It will be a new form of moviemaking: the world’s first art film. But the same executives at metro pictures who hailed Nazimova as a genius when she was churning out hit after hit now turn their backs because her last few movies have flopped.
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A true story recreated with the suspense of a novel, Tinseltown is the work of a storyteller at the peak of his powers—and the solution to a crime that has stumped detectives and historians for nearly a century. New york times bestseller • edgar award winner for best fact crimethe day of the locust meets The Devil in the White City and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in this juicy, murder, intrigue, scandal, untold Hollywood story: an addictive true tale of ambition, and the creation of the modern film industry.
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Yet hollywood’s glittering ascendency was threatened by a string of headline-grabbing tragedies—including the murder of William Desmond Taylor, the popular president of the Motion Picture Directors Association, a legendary crime that has remained unsolved until now. In a fiendishly involving narrative, bestselling Hollywood chronicler William J.
Never before had a medium possessed such power to influence. Mann draws on a rich host of sources, to unpack the story of the enigmatic Taylor and the diverse cast that surrounded him—including three beautiful, ambitious actresses; a grasping stage mother; a devoted valet; and a gang of two-bit thugs, including recently released FBI files, any of whom might have fired the fatal bullet.
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Only a real southern belle can play scarlett--and didn't her mama raise her on stories of Sherman's march and those damned Yankees? After years of slinging cigarettes at the Cocoanut Grove, Gwendolyn finds a new calling: to play Scarlett. I figured: why tell it if I'm going to change the names? When louella comes back low and dirty, Kathryn's boss lets her dangle like a scarecrow in a summer storm.
The Trouble with Scarlett: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood Hollywood's Garden of Allah Novels Book 2 #ad - Mayer's personal secretary, and she has a proposition she'd like to make. The trouble with scarlett is the second in Martin Turnbull's series of historical novels set during Hollywood's golden age. Hollywood's garden of allah novels:book 1: "the garden on sunset"book 2: "the trouble with scarlett"book 3: "citizen hollywood"book 4: "searchlights and Shadows"Book 5: "Reds in the Beds"Book 6: "Twisted Boulevard"Book 7: "Tinseltown Confidential"Book 8: "City of Myths"Book 9: "Closing Credits"Martin Turnbull's Garden of Allah novels have been optioned for the screen by film & television producer, Tabrez Noorani.
Interview with the authoryour garden of allah novels are rich in the history and lore of classic era Hollywood. Selznick snaps up the movie rights and suddenly america has just one question: Who will play Scarlett O'Hara?When Gwendolyn Brick gets her hands on the book, the clouds part and the angels sing the Hallelujah Chorus.
It's ida koverman, Louis B.
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After lukas krantz, he gives rae and her two sisters an entry into RidgeW Pictures, buys the wallet and paper, a local gangster, where Matt Ridgewood struggles to make his studio competitive. Loyal to each other, deception, the sisters struggle with misplaced passions, looming World War I, and even murder.
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Kathryn massey thought a long-forgotten secret was dead and buried—just like the 1950s are about to be—but when a mysterious list circulating Screenland ignites salacious rumors about the gossip columnist, it’s her life that now falls under the magnifying glass. Marcus adler is a rare survivor of the Hollywood blacklist.
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On busy backlots and in quiet basements, secrets and lies dance with fame and failure amid Hollywood’s dying golden era.
Citizen Hollywood: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood Hollywood's Garden of Allah Novels Book 3Rothesay Press #ad - When she saves Twentieth Century Fox honcho Daryl F. Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday?Hollywood, 1939: When Tinseltown begins to woo wunderkind Orson Welles, he stashes himself at the Chateau Marmont until he's ready to make his splashy entrance. She's considering moving to a naval base in the Philippines with her baby brother, but she wants to give Hollywood one last go before she gives up.
Zanuck from an appalling fate at a poker game that goes awry, he rewards her with a chance at a role in a major movie. Was a much less densely populated city. Gwendolyn needs to win before her ship sets sail. When william randolph hearst realizes Citizen Kane is based on him, he won't be happy--and when Hearst isn't happy, nobody's safe.
. Harpo marx and Sergei Rachmaninoff were neighbors, F. Scooping welles' secret retreat would put her back on the map, but by the time she hears rumors about his dangerous new movie, she's fallen prey to his charms. Marcus, and gwendolyn need to go for broke, Kathryn, and the clock is ticking. Citizen hollywood is the third in Martin Turnbull's series of historical novels set during Hollywood's golden age.
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Hollywood lures him back, but the specter of Joseph McCarthy forces Marcus to fight for a final chance to clear his name. A charismatic figure rises to intimidate the entire film industry, and Hollywood Reporter Kathryn Massey realizes that she knows a secret that just might topple this self-appointed savior.
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If you like richly woven details, and characters who come to life, the Golden Age of Hollywood, then you'll love Martin Turnbull's captivating historical fiction series. Hollywood's garden of allah novels:book 1: "the garden on sunset"book 2: "the trouble with scarlett"book 3: "citizen hollywood"book 4: "searchlights and Shadows"Book 5: "Reds in the Beds"Book 6: "Twisted Boulevard"Book 7: "Tinseltown Confidential"Book 8: "City of Myths"Book 9: "Closing Credits"Martin Turnbull's Garden of Allah novels have been optioned for the screen by film & television producer, Tabrez Noorani.
Interview with the authoryour garden of allah novels are rich in the history and lore of classic era Hollywood. What was your original inspiration?i came across an online article about the Garden of Allah Hotel, which opened as "The Jazz Singer" ushered in the talkies.
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I figured: why tell it if I’m going to change the names? Was a much less densely populated city. Losing herself one headline at a time has left Kathryn’s personal identity scattered—and dumps her at the narrow end of the bargaining table with the man she trusts the least. Gwendolyn Brick has simpler aspirations.
Two or three degrees of separation were usually enough!why did you not go the safe route and change the names of the major players to suit your story?The whole point of recounting the history of Hollywood through the eyes of the Garden’s residents was because so many celebrities lived there. Exiled in rome but under the spell of an unexpected romance, he’ll have to learn to say goodbye to everything he’s accomplished in order to give love a chance.
City of Myths: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels Book 8 #ad - In city of myths, the road through Hollywood bears sharply to the right as those who dare to play its game can easily become lost in its intoxicating glow. Hollywood’s garden of allah novels:book 1 – “the garden on sunset”book 2 – “the trouble with scarlett”book 3 – “citizen hollywood”book 4 – “searchlights and shadows”book 5 – “Reds in the Beds”Book 6 – “Twisted Boulevard”Book 7 – “Tinseltown Confidential”Book 8 – “City of Myths”Book 9 – "Closed Credits"Martin Turnbull's Garden of Allah novels have been optioned for the screen by film & television producer, Tabrez Noorani.
Interview with the authoryour garden of allah novels are rich in the history and lore of classic era Hollywood.