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Hollywood: a novel of America in the 1920s

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Publisher:
Random House,
Pub. Date:
c1990.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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"Wicked and provocative...Vidal's purview of Hollywood in one of its golden ages is fascinating." --Chicago Tribune In his brilliant and dazzling new novel, Gore Vidal sweeps us into one of the most fascinating periods of American political and social change. The time is 1917. In Washington, President Wilson is about to lead the United States into the Great War. In California, a new industry is born that will transform America: moving pictures. Here is history as only Gore Vidal can re-create it: brimming with intrigue and scandal, peopled by the greats of the silver screen and American politics, from Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt and the author's own grandfather, the blind Senator Gore. WithHollywood, Vidal once again proves himself a superb storyteller and a perceptive chronicler of human nature's endless deceptions. From the Paperback edition.
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9780394576596
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display_description It is 1917, and President Wilson is about to lead the country into the Great War. In California, a new industry is born that will irreversibly transform America. Caroline Sanford, the alluring heroine of Empire, discovers the power of moving pictures to manipulate reality as she vaults to screen stardom under the name of Emma Traxler. Just as Caroline must balance her two lives -- West Coast movie star and East Coast newspaper publisher and senator's mistress -- so too must America balance its two power centers: Hollywood and Washington.
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subject_facet Historical fiction, Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction, Motion picture industry -- Fiction
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