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Biograph Girl : a Novel of Hollywood Then and Now.

Author: William J Mann
Publisher: Open Road Media, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Award-winning author William J. Mann blends fact and fiction in this unconventional novel about the nature of celebrity The Biograph Girl is Florence Lawrence, who gets her first big break in vaudeville as a tiny tot who can whistle like a man. By 1910 she & rsquo;s a legendary movie star, pursued by thousands of rabid fans. Just a few short decades later, she & rsquo;s all but forgotten, reduced to walk-ons at MGM.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Florence Lawrence; Florence Lawrence
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William J Mann
ISBN: 1322051704 9781322051703 9781497667211 1497667216
OCLC Number: 888366062
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Dedication; December 28, 1938; Fifty-Nine Years Later; One Hundred Years Earlier; The Present; December 29, 1938; The Present; New Year's Day, 1939; The Present; August 1904; The Present; December 1906; The Present; Autumn 1908; The Present; Summer 1935; The Present; March 1910; The Present; April 1912; The Present; May 1921; The Present; Spring 1937; The Present; Spring-Summer 1915; The Present; November 1963; The Present; December 28, 1938; The Present; September 1901; The Present; January 1, 1939; The Present; Author's Note; About the Author; Copyright Page.

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Award-winning author William J. Mann blends fact and fiction in this unconventional novel about the nature of celebrity The Biograph Girl is Florence Lawrence, who gets her first big break in vaudeville as a tiny tot who can whistle like a man. By 1910 she & rsquo;s a legendary movie star, pursued by thousands of rabid fans. Just a few short decades later, she & rsquo;s all but forgotten, reduced to walk-ons at MGM. In 1938 she kills herself by ingesting a lethal dose of ant paste. Fast-forward fifty-nine years. A 107-year-old woman named Flo Bridgewood is discovered in a Catholic nursing home in Buffalo. Could the feisty chain smoker with the red satin bow in her hair be America & rsquo;s former sweetheart? Florence Lawrence is dead ... isn & rsquo;t she? And if not, then whose body is in her grave? That & rsquo;s what journalist Richard Sheehan wants to find out as he and his identical twin brother, Ben, a documentary filmmaker, decide to cash in on a decades-old mystery. Sharing the stage is Flo herself, whose story is the stuff of Hollywood fantasy. A provocative melding of fact and fiction, The Biograph Girl is about what it means to be a celebrity & mdash;then and now.

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