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Stage and Screen

Fictional tales of actors and actresses.

Dé, Shobha
Bollywood Nights
A steamy saga about the price of fame, in which one of the India's most famous film actresses finds herself in hot water when she falls in love with a married actor.
 
Edited by Robert J. Randisi
Hollywood and Crime: Original Crime Stories Set During the History of Hollywood
Explore Hollywood's dark side through this collection of short stories.
 
Howard, Maureen
The Silver Screen
What happens when a successful silent film actress renounces her fame and settles down to a quiet life? This graceful book explores the effects of the past on the lives of the actress and her family.
 
Ludwig, Jerry
Getting Garbo: A Novel of Hollywood Noir
Jump back in time to 1950s Hollywood. Actor Roy Darnell takes an act of revenge too far and Reva Hess, an obsessed fan, is the only person who can help him - but will she? Real-life actors intertwine with fictional characters in this offbeat novel.
 
Nicholls, David
The Understudy: A Novel
Aspiring actor Stephen C. McQueen's prospects begin looking up when he is cast as a well-known star's understudy in a play. But trouble ensues when sparks fly between Stephen and Nora, the star's wife. A light romantic comedy with some poignant moments set in the realm of the stage and screen.
 
Stahl, Jerry
I, Fatty
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle's life was the quintessential Hollywood tale - a troubled childhood, rising to fame, struggling with addictions - which culminated in one of the first celebrity trials and a tarnished reputation. The silent film era and the nature of celebrity are brought to life through this fictionalized account.
 
Wu Ming
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This Cold-War thriller has three intertwining plot lines, one of which casts film legend Cary Grant as an international spy sent to keep an eye on some of his Hollywood colleagues. A sprawling book with healthy doses of international intrigue and wit.
 

Updated:07/21/2009