The girls in the picture

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 pictu...

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Main Author: Benjamin, Melanie, 1962-
Format: Large Print
Published: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018.
Physical Description: 551 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
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520 |a 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. 
600 1 0 |a Pickford, Mary,  |d 1892-1979  |v Fiction. 
600 1 0 |a Marion, Frances,  |d 1888-1973  |v Fiction. 
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650 0 |a Motion picture actors and actresses  |z United States  |v Fiction. 
650 0 |a Women screenwriters  |z United States  |v Fiction. 
650 0 |a Female friendship  |v Fiction. 
651 0 |a Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)  |x History  |y 20th century  |v Fiction. 
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