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The Resource I lost my girlish laughter, Jane Allen (Silvia Schulman and Jane Shore) ; introduction by J. E. Smyth

I lost my girlish laughter, Jane Allen (Silvia Schulman and Jane Shore) ; introduction by J. E. Smyth

Label
I lost my girlish laughter
Title
I lost my girlish laughter
Statement of responsibility
Jane Allen (Silvia Schulman and Jane Shore) ; introduction by J. E. Smyth
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Madge Lawrence, fresh from New York City, lands a job as the personal secretary to the powerful Hollywood producer Sidney Brand (based on the legendary David O. Selznick). In a series of letters home, Western Union telegrams, office memos, Hollywood gossip newspaper items, and personal journal entries, we get served up the inside scoop on all the shenanigans, romances, backroom deals, and betrayals that go into making a movie. The action revolves around the production of Brand's latest blockbuster, meant to be a star vehicle to introduce his new European bombshell (the real-life Marlene Dietrich). Nevermind that the actress can't act, Brands' negotiations with MGM to get Clark Gable to play the male lead are getting nowhere, and the Broadway play he's bought for the screenplay is reworked so that it is unrecognizable to its author. In this delicious satire of the film business, one is never very far from the truth of what makes Hollywood tick and why we all love it"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen, Jane
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1920-
  • 1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shore, Jane
  • Schulman, Sylvia
  • Smyth, J. E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Motion picture industry
  • Young women
  • Secretaries
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Pulp literature, American
Label
I lost my girlish laughter, Jane Allen (Silvia Schulman and Jane Shore) ; introduction by J. E. Smyth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 1938."--Title page verso
  • "The classic Hollywood novel of the 1930s"--Cover
  • "Jane Allen" is a pseudonym for Jane Shore, a professional writer, and Sylvia Schulman, who had worked as a secretary for David O. Selznick
  • "A novel"--Cover
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 Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xxv, 192 pages
Isbn
9781984897763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1090753342
  • (OCoLC)1090753342
Label
I lost my girlish laughter, Jane Allen (Silvia Schulman and Jane Shore) ; introduction by J. E. Smyth
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 1938."--Title page verso
  • "The classic Hollywood novel of the 1930s"--Cover
  • "Jane Allen" is a pseudonym for Jane Shore, a professional writer, and Sylvia Schulman, who had worked as a secretary for David O. Selznick
  • "A novel"--Cover
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 Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xxv, 192 pages
Isbn
9781984897763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1090753342
  • (OCoLC)1090753342

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