Book Review: The Girls in the Picture
The Girls in the Picture
by Melanie Benjamin
Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine
Pub Date 16 Jan 2018
I am reviewing a copy of The Girls in the Picture Through Delacorte Press and Netgalley:
In 1914 twenty five year old Frances Marion has left her second husband and her Northern California home for the lure of LosAngeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But what is enthralling everyone is the silent movies called Flickers. In this town she'll meet stars like Mary Pickford, who will help her build her career. Mary Pickford and Frances would become fast friends.
Mary Pickford was not always Mary, she had once been Glady's, a little girl who did not often get invited to birthday parties.
In this new industry of films, offers her a career in scriptwriting. Writing stories for this amazing new medium, helps her to build a name for herself.
But they live in an age when Gender is accounted for, and all of their success comes with a price.
Will the price be to much?
Find out in The Girls In the Picture:
Five out of five stars!