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A touch of stardust : a novel, Kate Alcott

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A touch of stardust : a novel
Title
A touch of stardust
Title remainder
a novel
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Kate Alcott
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eng
Summary
When Julie Crawford leaves Fort Wayne, Indiana for Hollywood, she never imagines she'll cross paths with Carole Lombard, the dazzling actress from Julie's provincial Midwestern hometown. Although the young woman has dreams of becoming a screenwriter, the only job Julie's able to find is one in the studio publicity office of the notoriously demanding producer David O. Selznick -- who is busy burning through directors, writers and money as he begins filming Gone with the Wind. Although tensions run high on the set, Julie finds she can step onto the back lot, take in the smell of smoky gunpowder and the soft rustle of hoop skirts, and feel the magical world of Gone with the Wind come to life. Julie's access to real-life magic comes when Carole Lombard hires her as an assistant and invites her into the glamorous world Carole shares with Clark Gable -- who is about to move into movie history as the dashing Rhett Butler. Lombard, happily profane and uninhibited, makes no secret of her relationship with Gable, which poses something of a problem for the studio as Gable is technically still married -- and the last thing the film needs is more negative publicity. Julie is there to fend off the overly curious reporters, hoping to prevent details about the affair from slipping out. But she can barely keep up with her blonde employer, let alone control what comes out of Carole's mouth, and -- as their friendship grows -- soon finds she doesn't want to. Carole, both wise and funny, becomes Julie's model for breaking free of the past. Julie is given a front-row seat to not one but two of the greatest love affairs of all time: the undeniable on-screen chemistry between Scarlett and Rhett, and off screen, the deepening love between Carole and Clark. Yet beneath the shiny façade, things in Hollywood are never quite what they seem, and Julie must learn to balance career aspirations and her own budding romance with outsized personalities and the overheated drama on set
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Title
A touch of stardust
Creator
Summary
With the background of the making of Gone with the Wind, this is a delightful read that combines historical events with the fictional career of an aspiring screenwriter. Julie is a wide-eyed Indiana girl who, through a series of lucky breaks, advances from studio go-fer and assistant to Carole Lombard to contract writer at MGM. A fun, engaging page-turner! -- Lois Gross for LibraryReads
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392261
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6101.L426
LC item number
T68 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Kate Alcott
A touch of stardust : a novel, Kate Alcott
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A touch of stardust : a novel, Kate Alcott
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
471 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410476654
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2014048879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
cat49
Physical substance
large print
System control number
  • ocn898161729
  • (OCoLC)898161729

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