The girls in the picture : a novel
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Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
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Large Print
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
ISBN
9781683247012, 1683247019
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551 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Published
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781683247012, 1683247019

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Originally published: Delacorte Press.
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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 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Benjamin, M. (2018). The girls in the picture: a novel (Center Point Large Print edition.). Center Point Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Benjamin, Melanie, 1962-. 2018. The Girls in the Picture: A Novel. Center Point Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Benjamin, Melanie, 1962-. The Girls in the Picture: A Novel Center Point Large Print, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Benjamin, Melanie. The Girls in the Picture: A Novel Center Point Large Print edition., Center Point Large Print, 2018.

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