Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Eleven top novels set in Old Hollywood

At Bustle, Kerri Jarema tagged eleven top novels set in Old Hollywood, including:
The Notorious Pagan Jones by Nina Berry

Pagan Jones went from America's sweetheart to fallen angel in one fateful night in 1960: the night a car accident killed her whole family. Pagan was behind the wheel and driving drunk. Nine months later, she's stuck in the Lighthouse Reformatory for Wayward Girls. Then Pagan's old agent shows up with a mysterious studio executive, Devin Black, and an offer. Pagan will be released if she accepts a role in a comedy by award-winning director Bennie Wexler. The shoot starts in West Berlin in just three days. The offer's too good to be true, Berlin's in turmoil and Devin Black knows way too much about her—there's definitely something fishy going on. But if anyone can take on a divided city, a scheming guardian and the world's criticism, it's Pagan Jones.
My Book, The Movie: The Notorious Pagan Jones.

The Page 69 Test: The Notorious Pagan Jones.
Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner

Los Angeles, Present Day. When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister’s vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie... Los Angeles, 1938. Violet Mayfield sets out to reinvent herself in Hollywood and lands a job on the set of Gone With the Wind. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star who is now a fellow secretary. Audrey’s zest for life and their adventures together enthrall Violet…until each woman’s deepest desires collide. What they are willing to risk, for themselves and for each other, to ensure their own happy endings will shape their lives far into the future.
My Book, The Movie: Stars Over Sunset Boulevard.

Read about more entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue