The Girls in the Picture: A Novel
Publish date: 2018-01-16
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
What a delightful book! About Mary Pickford and Frances Marion, two real characters from the Hollywood scene. Mary was a child stage actress who continued to play girls even into her twenties. Her younger siblings, Jack and Lottie were also forced to work on the stage. The main characters in this st...
I think I should have just read a biography of either or both of these women, because they led extremely interesting lives which the book managed to make fairly dull. I wanted way more about actually making movies, and less angsting about boys, and a lot of the writing felt overwrought and melodrama...
I chose this book to request because I didn't really know a lot about the early days of the film industry and I thought it would be interesting to see it from the beginning. Yowza, I had no idea how this book, written before the Hollywood on-going scandal, would resonate with what's going on with HW...