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    PDF FREE [The Girls in the Picture] The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin is a 2018 Delacorte Press publication I love tales from old Hollywood the silent pictures the scandals the innovations and vision that are felt throughout the industry t

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    PDF FREE [The Girls in the Picture] This is a novel I will be recommending to everyone Historical fiction The Girls in the Picture is a book for everyone who has an interest in the evolution of film and of women trying to be taken seriously in the workplaceFrances doesn't want to be an actress but she wants to be a part of the movies and she finds her niche as a scenarist during the era of silent films when the flickers were considered a low form of entertainment an

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    PDF FREE [The Girls in the Picture] You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit·Wit·Wine·DineI really enjoyed The Swans of Fifth Avenue and started getting excited about The Girls in the Picture as soon as it was announced In fact it was the book I was m

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    CHARACTERS The Girls in the Picture PDF FREE [The Girls in the Picture] Melanie Benjamin ç 9 REVIEW 35 stars rounded up to 4I loved reading about these two trailblazing women in the filming industry Mary Pickford America's Sweetheart and Frances Marion a renowned female screenwriter known as a scenarist in the early days and the first to win two Academy Awards The early days of Hollywood and the transition from silent films the flickers to talkies was riveting reading What these two women accomplished over a century ago in a ma

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    PDF FREE [The Girls in the Picture] FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ç Melanie Benjamin 35 starsI was excited to finally read this one because I liked The Aviator's Wife by the author and I love reading about Old Hollywood This historical fiction book explores the lives of actress Mary Pickford and screenwrite

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ç Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ç 9 REVIEW PDF FREE [The Girls in the Picture] I love Old Hollywood movies historical fiction and this author’s last book The Swans of Fifth Avenue was an enchanting five star read for me Maybe all of that set my expectations too high but while I loved learning about Mary Pickford France

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    PDF FREE [The Girls in the Picture] 5 fantastical starsI am in awe and uite sleepless as well over this book In a word it was awesome Ms Benjamin has created for us a world that was early Hollywood It was a world where silent movies were becoming the rage and where wom

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    PDF FREE [The Girls in the Picture] The Girls in the Picture is a book that I knew that I wanted to read as soon as I saw it I love reading historical fiction about movie stars or stories that in one way or another takes place in Hollywood Especially around the Silent movie er

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  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • The Girls in the Picture
  • Melanie Benjamin
  • English
  • 24 February 2019
  • 9781101886809

CHARACTERS The Girls in the Picture

REVIEW ç The Girls in the Picture Red one of the most important female screenwriters of the 20th century and was the first writer to win multiple Academy Awards The close personal friendship between the two stars was closely linked to their professional collaboration and successThis is a novel about power the power of women during the exhilarating early years of Hollywood and the power of forgiveness It’s also about the imbalance of power then and now and the sacrifices and compromises women must make in order to succeed And at its heart it’s a novel about the power of female friendsh. 5 fantastical starsI am in awe and uite sleepless as well over this book In a word it was awesome Ms Benjamin has created for us a world that was early Hollywood It was a world where silent movies were becoming the rage and where woman were taking the reins or at least trying to in a society dominated and controlled by males We are introduced to two powerful women of the past Mary Pickford and Frances Marion who become great friends and travel the road to fame and stardom The year is 1914 and Frances Marion a writer is desperately seeking a place in Hollywood She meets Mary Pickford a young beautiful girl who is fast becoming America s Sweetheart and these two woman take on HollywoodAs the author takes us on this journey into these women their lives their loves their hardships and their glamour we get a moving picture into the Hollywood of yesteryear We are there to witness Mary and Frances s struggles to overcome the chauvinism to be the center in a world moving uickly around them to find that fame so needed by them to feel their worth Yes they do succeed but in the long run they lose a lot of what they really needed the love of a man they adored In Mary s case that man was Douglas Fairbanks and in Frances s world it was Fred Thompson Mary becomes the face of Hollywood with her curls diminutive stature and her ability to always maintain that little girl look Frances becomes a screenwriter extraordinaire wining during her career two Academy Awards They had it all or so it seemed to those who followed them through the tabloids of the time But as we are shown the life these women led was often sad often tumultuous and often one in which they lost so muchBy becoming who they wished ambitious centered women in a man s world they fought courageously to overcome all the many barriers placed in their path They were the women who broke through some many layers of male dominance and succeeded and created a world that America had never seen the likes of I recommend this book most highly not only for the portrayal of these movie pioneers but also for the exuisite writing that Ms Benjamim put onto the pages of this book If you are at all interested in early Hollywood and how this town and industry came about this book will supply some answers Mary and Frances a friendship formed at such an early age traveled a road no one really had before and in this they gained so much but also suffered losses that filled their hearts with sorrow and grief As Bette Davis once said A sure way to lose happiness I found is to want it all at the expanse of everything else Frances and Mary wanted it all they gained it all but in so many ways they did lose that happiness we all seek as a fulfilling thread of our livesThank you to Melanie Benjamim Random House and NetGalley for providing me with a digital copy of this wonderful novel

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REVIEW ç The Girls in the Picture An intimate portrait of the close friendship and powerful creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female superstars Frances Marion and Mary Pickford An enchanting new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s WifeHollywood 1914 Frances Marion a young writer desperate for a break meets “America’s Sweetheart” Mary Pickford already making a name for herself both on and off the screen with her golden curls and lively spirit Together these two women will take the movie business by. 5 epic huggable flickering stars to The Girls in the Picture Before reading this book what I knew about Mary Pickford America s Sweetheart was vague I knew even less about her best friend and prolific screenwriter Frances Marion As I read this I kept thinking this book is epic This book was engrossing unputdownable thorough perfectly written I can t imagine two fully developed and well crafted characters than Mary and Frances and it s a bonus that they were based on real life people and heaps of research carried out by the author Just as I knew little of Pickford and Marion I knew even less about these early days of Hollywood The silent flickers Charlie Chaplin the first talkies and the founding of major film studios I love learning new things while I read which is why historical fiction continues to be a favorite genre of mine These things were just the cherry on top of the sundae because the heart of the story was the ever evolving endearingly relatable and complex friendship between Mary and Frances Anyone who has had a lifelong friend will be able to relate to at least some of the waxing and waning affection and strife that the two experienced In addition to their friendship these two had full adventurous lives which made me their stories even enthralling An important message was the role of women especially strong trailblazing women in early Hollywood It was interesting to read this book just after another WWI book Last Christmas in Paris which also featured a female journalist and war correspondent It was also fascinating to read about Hollywood and the US during that war to get a different perspective from England and France who had no choice but to be fully immersed in the war from its inception If you are a fan of historical fiction especially involving early Hollywood this is an absolute must read Fabulous book I also wanted to add I put in one of my updates that this reminded me a bit of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo because of the old Hollywood feel and a few not seven Hollywood marriagesI happen to have all of Melanie Benjamin s backlist purchased previously and somehow languishing unread After finishing this book I ll be making sure I carve out time to read each of her other books I m hoping for some epic historical reads Thanks to Melanie Benjamin Random HouseDelacorte Press and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC The Girls in the Picture releases on January 16 2018

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REVIEW ç The Girls in the Picture StormMary Pickford becomes known as the “ueen of the Movies” the first actor to have her name on a movie maruee and the first to become a truly international celebrity Mary and her husband Douglas Fairbanks were America’s first Royal Couple living in a home famous that Buckingham Palace Mary won the first Academy Award for Best Actress in a Talkie and was the first to put her hand and footprints in Grauman’s theater sidewalk Her annual salary in 1919 was 625000 at a time when women’s salaries peaked at 10 a week Frances Marion is widely conside. You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit Wit Wine DineI really enjoyed The Swans of Fifth Avenue and started getting excited about The Girls in the Picture as soon as it was announced In fact it was the book I was most excited about receiving at Book Expo 2017 Melanie Benjamin was as much a delight in person at her in booth signing as she is on her social media accounts She even allowed me to blather on about her kitchen reno it looks fantastic and her cats at some length without calling securityAs for the book it did not disappoint It s very evident that the author did an enormous amount of research on Mary Pickford and Frances Marion their families lovers husbands and the movie industry itself I was fascinated by the actual events leading to their rise to power in HollywoodThe elements that made this book special however are the character development and the portrayal of the relationship between Mary and Frances Melanie Benjamin has taken the historic information and weaved in a little imaginationmagic creating characters that are beyond multi dimensional They are as highly nuanced as their relationships with one anotherIn reading The Girls in the Picture I was constantly reminded of the sacrifice and struggles women have always had to make in order to get to the tops of their professions Hollywood was certainly no exception then or now Their fast glamorous monied lives did not come at no costThis book is an excellent exploration of the friendships of strong women admiration respect mutual dependency jealousy insecurity it s all here in a very real way Though their friendship was tumultuous at time I felt that their connection transcended the trivialities of the moment The end of the book made me teary and reflective of some of my own friendshipsAfter reading these two latest novels I d definitely look forward to reading anything Melanie Benjamin writes in the future but I d also love to read some of her previous worksMany thanks to Delacorte Press for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review