The Girls in the Picture (PDF)


The Girls in the Picture

Free read The Girls in the Picture Read í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ↠ 6 Free read 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. I am conflicted about The Girls in the Picture I am a huge fan of Mary Pickford and learned significantly about her in The Girls in the Picture and I knew virtually nothing about Frances Marion so I enjoyed the details about her However I felt the book was overly long and drawn out and as I was reading I wished it had ended earlier in the women s lives In the Author s Note Benjamin explains how much she glosses over in the later years and that left me with the same feeling again I wish she had ended the book years before she did The Girls in the Picture did encourage me to find many clips of Pickford in her heyday and I spent hours watching her various movies One of the most interesting things I learned was how short the early movies were many were under twenty minutes Pickford and Marion were far ahead of their time and it is fabulous to see their stories told I received this book to read and review All opinions are my own

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Free read The Girls in the Picture Read í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ↠ 6 Free read 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. 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 to this day This story zeroes in on the tumultuous friendship between movie star Mary Pickford and screenwriter Frances Marion I loved the way Benjamin gives Frances such real and believable voice as she regales us with the beginning days of flickers and the way her friendship with Pickford developed flourished was tested then faded but through good and bad times was never broken The portrait of both Pickford and Marion is vivid as is the way the movie industry got off the ground and how Pickford Douglas Fairbanks and Charles Chaplin became the first big movie stars The story captures that exciting atmosphere but also gives the reader a look at the issues facing women in the industry which although this is a piece of historical fiction makes this a timely topic all the same The struggles Marion and Pickford faced helped pave the way for women in the industry and will sound all too familiar as women continue to grapple with the same power imbalances harassment and the pressure to make concessions on the way to success Pickford is a sad figure stereotyped with her fans refusing to allow her to ever grow up She s often shallow self absorbed and jealous while Marion is the pragmatist often giving in to whatever Pickford wantedThis is an interesting approach to Marion and Pickford s long friendship Although the pacing is just a tiny bit uneven at times I think Benjamin pulls it off beautifully Naturally anytime I read a work of fiction based on real people it always makes me wonder what was real and what was fiction and of course I always want to read on the subject or person The author provides the reader with a few reading suggestions so I will certainly want to take her advice to learn about the silent film era and look at both Marion and Pickford a little closer I ve said this about Melanie Benjamin before but I think it bears repeating She certainly does have a knack for writing historical fiction I m always impressed with the way she takes well known figures from the past and gives them a voice that seems so utterly real I keep having to remind myself that it is a work of fiction Overall this is an interesting fascinating and incredibly absorbing look at the silent film era and two of the most influential ladies of their time 45

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Free read The Girls in the Picture Read í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ↠ 6 Free read 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. 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 screenwriter Frances Marion I knew a little bit about Mary Pickford prior to reading but I hadn t heard of Frances Marion until picking up the book The story follows their friendship thru the years with much of the focus while they were working during the silent film era Both women led fascinating lives but I was drawn to Frances given her career as a screenwriter is rarely something I get to read about It s amazing and sad that so many of the issues both women faced in the entertainment industry are still relevant today One thing most readers like to know when reading historical fiction books is if it s based on facts or is most of it made up After reading the Author s Note at the end of the book I do believe she did a very good job at combining what is already known about the women and using her imagination to fill in some of the blanks I read books from this genre uite often and I didn t think anything the author used her creative license for sounded unreasonable I wouldn t necessarily recommend this book to someone looking for compelling historical fiction but if you like reading about Old Hollywood andor gender euality issues this one is a pretty safe bet

  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • The Girls in the Picture
  • Melanie Benjamin
  • English
  • 11 August 2018
  • 9781101886809

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    The Girls in the Picture (PDF) Melanie Benjamin ↠ 6 Free read Free read 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 to this day This story zeroes in on the tumultuous friendship between movie star Mary Pickford and screenwriter Frances Marion I loved the way Benjamin gives Frances such real and believable voice as s

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    Read í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ↠ 6 Free read The Girls in the Picture (PDF) 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 fin

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    Free read The Girls in the Picture Melanie Benjamin ↠ 6 Free read Read í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Melanie Benjamin You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit·Wit·Wine·DineI really enjoyed The Swans of Fifth Avenue and started gettin

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    Free read The Girls in the Picture The Girls in the Picture (PDF) 35 stars rounded up to 4I loved reading about these two trailblazing women in the filming industry Mary Pickford

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    Melanie Benjamin ↠ 6 Free read Read í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Melanie Benjamin The Girls in the Picture (PDF) I am conflicted about The Girls in the Picture I am a huge fan of Mary Pickford and learned significantly about her in The Girls in the Picture and I knew virtually nothing about Frances Marion so I enjoyed the det

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    Free read The Girls in the Picture The Girls in the Picture (PDF) Read í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ 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 screenwriter Frances Marion I knew a little bit about Mary Pickford prior to reading but I hadn't heard of Fra

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    Free read The Girls in the Picture Read í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ↠ 6 Free read 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 Marion and the beginnings of the movie industry it was in the telling of the story that this book

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    Melanie Benjamin ↠ 6 Free read Read í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Melanie Benjamin The Girls in the Picture (PDF) 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 introduce

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    The Girls in the Picture (PDF) Read í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Melanie Benjamin 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 histori

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