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The Resource Biograph Girl : a Novel of Hollywood Then and Now, (electronic resource)

Biograph Girl : a Novel of Hollywood Then and Now, (electronic resource)

Label
Biograph Girl : a Novel of Hollywood Then and Now
Title
Biograph Girl
Title remainder
a Novel of Hollywood Then and Now
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning author William J. Mann blends fact and fiction in this unconventional novel about the nature of celebrity The Biograph Girl is Florence Lawrence, who gets her first big break in vaudeville as a tiny tot who can whistle like a man. By 1910 she's a legendary movie star, pursued by thousands of rabid fans. Just a few short decades later, she's all but forgotten, reduced to walk-ons at MGM. In 1938 she kills herself by ingesting a lethal dose of ant paste. Fast-forward fifty-nine years. A 107-year-old woman named Flo Bridgewood is discovered in a Catholic nursing home in Buffalo. Could the feisty chain smoker with the red satin bow in her hair be America's former sweetheart? Florence Lawrence is dead . . . isn't she? And if not, then whose body is in her grave? That's what journalist Richard Sheehan wants to find out as he and his identical twin brother, Ben, a documentary filmmaker, decide to cash in on a decades-old mystery. Sharing the stage is Flo herself, whose story is the stuff of Hollywood fantasy. A provocative melding of fact and fiction, The Biograph Girl is about what it means to be a celebrity-then and now
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Mann, William J
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Lawrence, Florence
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture industry
  • Twins
  • Electronic books
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Biograph Girl : a Novel of Hollywood Then and Now, (electronic resource)
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Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497667211
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11559438
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11559438
System control number
(MWT)MWT11559438
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Biograph Girl : a Novel of Hollywood Then and Now, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497667211
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11559438
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11559438
System control number
(MWT)MWT11559438
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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