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Temptation and desire in Hollywood. Hard-boiled. Perverse! Ralph Carston, a handsome young man from Georgia, and roommate Mona Matthews work as extras and dream of Hollywood stardom when a courtroom fracas by Mona gives them a flash of notoriety. This leads to a swank Hollywood party and an introduction to Ethel Smithers, a rich older woman with a less than pure interest in Carston.
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Horace McCoy was born near Nashville, Tennessee in 1897. During his lifetime he travelled all over the US as a salesman and taxi-driver, and his varied career included reporting and sports editing, acting as bodyguard to a politician, doubling for a wrestler, and writing for films and magazines. A founder of the celebrated Dallas Little Theatre, his novels include I Should Have Stayed Home (1938), Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1948), and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1935), which was made into a film. He died in 1955.Review:
?The background, the talk and the vague ending are all realistic, and tough-minded readers seeking the truth about Hollywood?s lower depths will not object to the violent language used to express it? New York Times Book Review ?A true picture... McCoy is talking to the kids who come in flocks to become stars, the kids who never read books like this? Times Literary Supplement
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Book Description Black Mask, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11159654712X
Book Description Black Mask, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M159654712X