Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Starlet


Once upon a time a young reporter for the Los Angeles Times who was sent to the Cannes Film Festival and along with reporting news stories was asked to keep a diary. The diary became very popular and many who might never have a chance to go to Cannes or the festival felt like they were THERE! That reporter later wrote a book about the Oscars called Oscar Season: A Novel which was published by the glitzy Simon & Schuster publishing house and made an appearance on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list. It also came out in paperback and in the UK. It was full of the real life detail from behind the scenes.

Simon & Schuster has bought a second novel from our reporter friend (Mary McNamara of course) which involves our heroine Juliette from Oscar Season who has escaped to Italy leaving her life in Hollywood far behind. Juliette might have thought she was going to get away Hollywood, but Hollywood is everywhere and soon she is saving a strung out starlet from self-destruction in the wake of her co-star’s death by overdose (or was it?). Before you know it, the filmmakers have descended on her Tuscan estate, where sex drugs and death is the order of the day.

We hear it is called The Starlet. Bellisimo.
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The classic mystery novel and today’s paparazzi coincide in this engaging, insider’s look at Hollywood in the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards.

She is one of the very few reporters allowed to witness pre-telecast rehearsals and for years has covered Oscar night from the celebrity side of the red carpet and backstage during the show.

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