The Girls in the Picture (Large Print / Library Binding)

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In 1914, movies were being made at a hectic pace in Hollywood. Frances Marion moves there, anxious to make her mark somehow, and she meets a luminous child-like actress with golden curls. “America’s Sweetheart” is Mary Pickford and she goes on to become the highest paid and most beloved actress of her time. Frances develops into a talented and prolific scenarist, both writing screenplays and shaping the movies and Pickford’s performances. This book details the friendship and battles of these two women as they play groundbreaking roles in the development of the movie industry as working and leading women. With supporting characters like Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and Louis B. Mayer the real story of their careers and personal lives is brought to life in this captivating novel. The movies and women started out as silent but they both find their voice here.

— Sydne, Atlanta


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683247012
ISBN-10: 1683247019
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Center Point
Publication Date: March 1st, 2018
Pages: 500
Language: English