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In 1919, the recently widowed Elva Kay arrives in Hollywood with nothing but an overdose of ambition and an eight-year-old daughter whom she's determined to make a child star. Baby Jewel not only fulfils her mother's wildest dreams, but Elva herself becomes the most glamorous (and ruthless) female tycoon ever to hit Los Angeles.Born in England, Gavin Lambert is a novelist, director, and author of screenplays including Sons and Lovers and the Oscar winning The Roman Spring of Mrs.Stone. His novels The Slide Area, The Goodbye People, and Inside Daisy Clover are all published by Serpent's Tail. Gavin Lambert lives in Hollywood.
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Gavin Lambert was born in England but has lived for much of his life in Hollywood. He is the author of several novels (The Slide Area, Inside Daisy Clover, The Goodbye People), non-fiction (including On Cukor, The Dangerous Edge) and screenplays (Sons and Lovers, for which he gained an Academy Award nomination, and Inside Daisy Clover). Gavin Lambert's biography of Lindsay Anderson has recently been published and he is currently writing a biography of Natalie Wood.Review:
Gavin Lambert?s elegant, stripped-down prose caught the last gasp of Old Hollywood in a way that has yet to be rivalled * Armistead Maupin * One of the most ingenious, imaginative, scholarly, and entertaining blends of fiction and fact that I have ever read? I would go so far as to say that this is the first novel which movie buffs can read with respect to the author?s accuracy -- Alexander Walker ?One doesn?t have to have lived and worked in Hollywood to be amused and fascinated by this novel with a dual identity. This is the portrait of an indefatigable woman * but also quite unmistakably a unique life-history of the American film industry * ' Paul Bowles
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Book Description Serpent's Tail, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111852424435
Book Description Serpent's Tail. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1852424435 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.1817325
Book Description Serpent's Tail, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1852424435