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Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

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Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

Audio Library Digital

09/04/2012

575 minutes

9781611209815

Playaway

09/04/2012

575 minutes

9781611209822

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In 1920, Elsa Emerson is born in idyllic Door County, Wisconsin. Her family owns the Cherry County Playhouse, and Elsa relishes appearing onstage, where she soaks up the approval of her father and the embrace of the audience. But when tragedy strikes her family, acting becomes more than a child's game of pretend. Elsa marries and flees to Los Angeles. There she is discovered by Irving Green, one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood, who refashions her and renames her Laura Lamont. Laura experiences all the glamour and extravagance of the heady pinnacle of stardom in the studio-system era, but ultimately her story is a timeless one of a woman trying to balance career, family, and personal happiness, all while remaining true to herself.

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3 1/2 stars out of four. Vividly recaptures the glamour and meticulously contrived mythology of the studio-system era., USA Today

...a witty examination of the psychic costs of reinvention in Hollywood's golden age., The Washington Post

Straub's style is clear and engaging, and her plot balances the glamour of the Hollywood Golden Age with trenchant thematic links to issues of contemporary working women. The result is a delightful, entertaining read with substance., Star Tribune

An engaging epic of a life that captures the bittersweetness of growing up, leaving home, and finding it again., Publishers Weekly

A- ...a stunningly intimate portrayal of one woman's life., Entertainment Weekly

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