The Resource The great pretenders, Laura Kalpakian

The great pretenders, Laura Kalpakian

Label
The great pretenders
Title
The great pretenders
Statement of responsibility
Laura Kalpakian
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An unforgettable novel from an award-winning author about an ambitious young agent's daring fight to protect blacklisted writers in McCarthy-era Hollywood and her passionate relationship with an African American journalist. Outraged by her grandfather's illicit affair with Empire Pictures' latest femme fatale, Roxanne Granville forsakes her position as Hollywood royalty and rejects the man who raised her, determined to strike out on her own. Backed by little more than the stubborn grit she inherited from her beloved grandmother, Roxanne sets up shop as a low-budget film agent for budding screenwriters. When an old friend, exiled from Hollywood and Empire Pictures by her grandfather for being a Communist sympathizer, begs for her help, Roxanne decides to right the wrongs committed by her family. It's what her grandmother would have wanted. Soon Roxanne finds herself at the helm of a lucrative business, having landed her secret clients a handful of major studio deals through willing frontmen. Her newfound freedom leads her to a passionate relationship with an African American journalist and jazz aficionado. But Hollywood is ruthless when it senses a scandal. How long will it take before all of Roxanne's success comes crumbling down?"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kalpakian, Laura
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.A4168
LC item number
G74 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artists' representatives
  • Screenwriters
  • Motion picture authorship
  • Man-woman relationships
  • African American journalists
  • Motion picture industry
  • Blacklisting of authors
  • Communism
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Label
The great pretenders, Laura Kalpakian
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes a readers guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781101990186
Lccn
2018037214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2018037214
Label
The great pretenders, Laura Kalpakian
Publication
Note
Includes a readers guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781101990186
Lccn
2018037214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2018037214

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