Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

  • Filename: stars-over-sunset-boulevard.
  • ISBN: 1628999012
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Number of pages: 500
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: Center Point

"Two women working in Hollywood during its Golden Age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship"--

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

  • Filename: stars-over-sunset-boulevard.
  • ISBN: 9780698197848
  • Release Date: 2016-01-05
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: Penguin

In this new novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life, two women working in Hollywood during its Golden Age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship. 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 after her dream of becoming a wife and mother falls apart, and lands a job on the film-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 among Hollywood’s glitterati enthrall Violet…until each woman’s deepest desires collide. What Audrey and Violet are willing to risk, for themselves and for each other, to ensure their own happy endings will shape their friendship, and their lives, far into the future. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED From the Trade Paperback edition.

Angels on Sunset Boulevard

  • Filename: angels-on-sunset-boulevard.
  • ISBN: 9781439103920
  • Release Date: 2008-06-16
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Melissa de la Cruz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Pay to get in, Pray to get out. Johnny Silver is the world's soon-to-be biggest rock star, but on the eve of his debut concert in Los Angeles, he mysteriously disappears, causing global pandemonium. His friend Taj tries to discover the truth about his disappearance, which leads her to and its shadowy founder, Sutton Werner, who throws the wildest parties in Bel-Air. TAP started out innocently enough, as a website that dishes the dirt on the kids of Sunset Boulevard and beyond. But it has become something more. Membership is a privilege with responsibilities and consequences. At Sutton's parties, anything goes, especially in the legendary backroom rituals nicknamed The Angels Practice. Rumors abound of a special drink handed out at the parties that tap into otherworldly sensations. One night Taj meets Nick, a Westside preppie who doesn't buy into the TAP mayhem, especially since his kid sister never came home from attending one of its blow-out bashes. Slowly the two of them are drawn to TAP and to each other. But Taj just might know more than she's letting on.... Are you ready for the darker side of Tinsel-town's brightest lights?

Close up on Sunset Boulevard

  • Filename: close-up-on-sunset-boulevard.
  • ISBN: 0312302541
  • Release Date: 2003-02-04
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Sam Staggs
  • Publisher: Macmillan

The never-before-told story of how Sunset Boulevard became a screen classic reveals the many secrets and scandals involving the big names associated with the movie, and documents the impact of this film on society, including its revival as a controversial and extravagant Broadway musical in the 1990s. Reprint.

The Girl in the Glass

  • Filename: the-girl-in-the-glass.
  • ISBN: 9780307730435
  • Release Date: 2012-09-18
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: WaterBrook

Renaissance is a word with hope infused in every letter. Since she was a child, Meg has dreamed of taking a promised trip to Florence, Italy, and being able to finally step into the place captured in a picture at her grandmother’s house. But after her grandmother passes away and it falls to her less-than-reliable father to take her instead, Meg’s long-anticipated travel plans seem permanently on hold. When her dad finally tells Meg to book the trip, she prays that the experience will heal the fissures left on her life by her parents’ divorce. But when Meg arrives in Florence, her father is nowhere to be found, leaving aspiring memoir-writer Sophia Borelli to introduce Meg to the rich beauty of the ancient city. Sofia claims to be one of the last surviving members of the Medici family and that a long-ago Medici princess, Nora Orsini, communicates with her from within the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. When Sophia, Meg, and Nora’s stories intersect, their lives will be indelibly changed as they each answer the question: What if renaissance isn’t just a word? What if that’s what happens when you dare to believe that what is isn’t what has to be?

Blue Heart Blessed

  • Filename: blue-heart-blessed.
  • ISBN: 9780736919173
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 277
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

After being left at the altar, Daisy Murien opens a secondhand wedding dress boutique, where a retired Episcopal priest blesses the tiny, blue satin heart she sews into each gown, but when the priest falls ill, Daisy begins to understand why she has never sold her own dress.

A Fall of Marigolds

  • Filename: a-fall-of-marigolds.
  • ISBN: 9781101625545
  • Release Date: 2014-02-04
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: Penguin

A beautiful scarf, passed down through the generations, connects two women who learn that the weight of the world is made bearable by the love we give away.... September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life? From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Sound Among the Trees

  • Filename: a-sound-among-the-trees.
  • ISBN: 9780307458865
  • Release Date: 2011-10-04
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: WaterBrook

A house shrouded in time. A line of women with a heritage of loss. As a young bride, Susannah Page was rumored to be a Civil War spy for the North, a traitor to her Virginian roots. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak, doesn’t believe that Susannah’s ghost haunts the antebellum mansion looking for a pardon, but rather the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past. When Marielle Bishop marries into the family and is transplanted from the arid west to her husband’s home, it isn’t long before she is led to believe that the house she just settled into brings misfortune to the women who live there. With Adelaide’s richly peppered superstitions and deep family roots at stake, Marielle must sort out the truth about Susannah Page and Holly Oak— and make peace with the sacrifices she has made for love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

White Picket Fences

  • Filename: white-picket-fences.
  • ISBN: 9780307458339
  • Release Date: 2009-10-06
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: WaterBrook

When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen year-old niece Tally. The girl is practically an orphan: motherless, and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands– in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm–and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she, her husband Neil, and their two teenagers can offer the girl stability and a shot at a “normal” life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Chase Janvier hasn’t seen his cousin in years, and other than a vague curiosity about her strange life, he doesn’t expect her arrival will affect him much–or interfere with his growing, disturbing interest in a long-ago house fire that plagues his dreams unbeknownst to anyone else. Tally and Chase bond as they interview two Holocaust survivors for a sociology project, and become startlingly aware that the whole family is grappling with hidden secrets, with the echoes of the past, and with the realization that ignoring tragic situations won’t make them go away. Will Tally’s presence blow apart their carefully-constructed world, knocking down the illusion of the white picket fence and reveal a hidden past that could destroy them all–or can she help them find the truth without losing each other? From the Trade Paperback edition.

All the Stars in the Heavens

  • Filename: all-the-stars-in-the-heavens.
  • ISBN: 9781471136375
  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Number of pages: 463
  • Author: Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Spencer Tracy, David Niven, Carole Lombard lead a magnificent cast of characters, real and imagined, in Adriana Trigiani's new novel set in the rich landscape of 1930s' Los Angeles. In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Trigiani takes us back to the golden age of movie-making and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame, success - and love. With meticulous, beautiful detail, she paints a rich landscape, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen.

Faces of Sunset Boulevard

  • Filename: faces-of-sunset-boulevard.
  • ISBN: 1595800409
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 207
  • Author: Patrick Ecclesine
  • Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc

Presents a collection of photographs of people, from the famous to the unknown, who live and work in Los Angeles.

Rock n Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip

  • Filename: rock-n-roll-billboards-of-the-sunset-strip.
  • ISBN: 1883318394
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 206
  • Author: Robert Landau
  • Publisher:

In Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, author and photographer Robert Landau showcases the signs that defined an era, a time when rock was the most important music ever recorded, when youth, politics and art merged to turn counterculture into mainstream culture. From the earliest hand-painted Doors billboard to the artwork created by Hollywood and London's top graphic designers, this beautiful photographic collection has it all. Robert Landau tells it like it was, through the people, the time, the energy - and the billboards.

Platinum Doll

  • Filename: platinum-doll.
  • ISBN: 9781488010200
  • Release Date: 2016-02-01
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Anne Girard
  • Publisher: MIRA

Set against the dazzling backdrop of Golden Age Hollywood, novelist Anne Girard tells the enchanting story of Jean Harlow, one of the most iconic stars in the history of film It's the Roaring Twenties and seventeen-year-old Harlean Carpenter McGrew has run off to Beverly Hills. She's chasing a dream—to escape her small, Midwestern life and see her name in lights. In California, Harlean has everything a girl could want—a rich husband, glamorous parties, socialite friends—except an outlet for her talent. But everything changes when a dare pushes her to embrace her true ambition—to be an actress on the silver screen. With her timeless beauty and striking shade of platinum-blond hair, Harlean becomes Jean Harlow. And as she's thrust into the limelight, Jean learns that this new world of opportunity comes with its own set of burdens. Torn between her family and her passion to perform, Jean is forced to confront the difficult truth—that fame comes at a price, if only she's willing to pay it. Amid a glittering cast of ingenues and Hollywood titans—Clara Bow, Clark Gable, Laurel and Hardy, Howard Hughes—Platinum Doll introduces us to the star who would shine brighter than them all.

The Moon s a Balloon

  • Filename: the-moon-s-a-balloon.
  • ISBN: 9780141937342
  • Release Date: 2005-04-28
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: David Niven
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

One of the bestselling memoirs of all time, David Niven's The Moon's a Balloon is an account of one of the most remarkable lives Hollywood has ever seen. Beginning with the tragic early loss of his aristocratic father, then regaling us with tales of school, army and wartime hi-jinx, Niven shows how, even as an unknown young man, he knew how to live the good life. But it is his astonishing stories of life in Hollywood and his accounts of working and partying with the legends of the silver screen - Lawrence Oliver, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, Noel Coward and dozens of others, while making some of the most acclaimed films of the last century - which turn David Niven's memoir into an outright masterpiece. An intimate, gossipy, heartfelt and above all charming account of life inside Hollywood's dream factory, The Moon is a Balloon is a classic to be read and enjoyed time and again..

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