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Author Fay, Juliette, author.

Title City of flickering light [text (large print)] / by Juliette Fay.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
2019

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bradley PL Adult Large Print - BRBB-2  LP FIC FAY    AVAILABLE
Edition Large print edition.
Description 557 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print. rda
Series Thorndike Press large print core
Thorndike Press large print core.
Summary Juliette Fay--"one of the best authors of women's fiction" ( Library Journal )--transports us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and the raucous Roaring Twenties, as three friends struggle to earn their places among the stars of the silent screen--perfect for fans of La La Land and Rules of Civility. It's July 1921, "flickers" are all the rage, and Irene Van Beck has just declared her own independence by jumping off a moving train to escape her fate in a traveling burlesque show. When her friends, fellow dancer Millie Martin and comedian Henry Weiss, leap after her, the trio finds their way to the bright lights of Hollywood with hopes of making it big in the burgeoning silent film industry. At first glance, Hollywood in the 1920s is like no other place on earth--iridescent, scandalous, and utterly exhilarating--and the three friends yearn for a life they could only have dreamed of before. But despite the glamour and seduction of Tinseltown, success doesn't come easy, and nothing can prepare Irene, Millie, and Henry for the poverty, temptation, and heartbreak that lie ahead. With their ambitions challenged by both the men above them and the prejudice surrounding them, their friendship is the only constant through desperate times, as each struggles to find their true calling in an uncertain world. What begins as a quest for fame and fortune soon becomes a collective search for love, acceptance, and fulfillment as they navigate the backlots and stage sets where the illusions of the silver screen are brought to life. With her "trademark wit and grace" (Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer's Daughters ), Juliette Fay crafts another radiant and fascinating historical novel as thrilling as the bygone era of Hollywood itself.
July 1921. Irene Van Beck has just jumped off a moving train to escape her fate in a traveling burlesque show. When her friends, fellow dancer Millie Martin and comedian Henry Weiss, leap after her, the trio finds their way to the bright lights of Hollywood with hopes of making it big in the burgeoning silent film industry. Hollywood in the 1920s seems iridescent, scandalous, and utterly exhilarating, and the three friends yearn for a life they could only have dreamed of before. But success doesn't come easy, and Irene, Millie, and Henry face poverty, temptation, and heartbreak. -- adapted from back cover.
Subject Large type books.
Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Nineteen twenties -- Fiction.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781432866655 (hardcover) (large print)
1432866656 (hardcover) (large print)

 
    
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