By Kate Alcott
From the recent York instances bestselling writer of The clothier comes a blockbuster novel that takes you backstage of the filming of *Gone with the Wind*, whereas turning the highlight at the passionate romance among its rushing top guy, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard.
When Julie Crawford leaves fortress Wayne, Indiana, for Hollywood, she by no means imagines she’ll move paths with Carole Lombard, the surprising actress fromJulie’s provincial Midwestern place of origin. The younger lady has goals of turning into a screenwriter, however the merely task Julie’s capable of finding is one within the studio exposure place of work of the notoriously tough manufacturer David O. Selznick, who's busy burning via administrators, writers, and cash as he motion pictures long past with the Wind.
even though tensions run excessive at the set, Julie unearths she will be able to step onto the again lot, soak up the odor of smoky gunpowder and the gentle rustle of hoop skirts, and believe the paranormal international of long gone with the Wind come to lifestyles. Julie’s entry to real-life magic comes whilst Carole Lombard hires her as an assistant and invitations her into the glamorous international Carole stocks with Clark Gable, who's approximately to maneuver into motion picture historical past because the speeding Rhett Butler.
Carole Lombard, fortunately profane and uninhibited, makes no mystery of her courting with Gable, which poses whatever of an issue for the studio simply because Gable is technically nonetheless married—and the very last thing the movie wishes is extra adverse exposure. Julie is there to fend off the overly curious newshounds, hoping to avoid information about the affair from slipping out. yet she will slightly stay alongside of her blond enterprise, not to mention keep watch over what comes out of Carole’s mouth, and—as their friendship grows—Julie quickly reveals she doesn’t are looking to. Carole, either clever and humorous, turns into Julie’s version for breaking freed from the past.
within the ever-widening scope of this tale, Julie is given a front-row seat not to one yet of the best amorous affairs of all time: the indisputable on-screen chemistry among Scarlett and Rhett, and offscreen, the deepening love among Carole and Clark. but underneath the glossy façade, issues in Hollywood are by no means relatively what they appear, and Julie needs to learn how to stability her profession aspirations and her personal budding romance with the oversized personalities and overheated drama on set. shiny, romantic, and choked with previous Hollywood information, a marginally of Stardust will front, shock, and pleasure.
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That she herself was looking remarkably pretty, with her dusky curls and charming complexion admirably set off by a high-crowned bonnet, with curled ostrich-feather tips, and crimson ribbons tied into a bow under one ear, never entered her head, since Mr Tallant’s daughters had always been discouraged from thinking much about their appearance. She paused on the threshold, while the butler murmured her name and Miss Blackburn’s, quite unselfconscious, but looking about her with a kind of wide-eyed, innocent interest.
Sit in that horrid, draughty carriage all that time? ’ she declared. ’ said Miss Blackburn. ‘Of course we cannot! Either way I am persuaded you would catch your death! There must be a house hereabouts which would lend us shelter! ’ They plainly shone from the windows of a residence set a little back from the road. The groom volunteered the information that he had noticed some lodge gates a few steps back. ’ said Arabella briskly. indd 53 6/10/09 2:20:55 PM Georgette Heyer Miss Blackburn, a timorous soul, protested feebly.
What! Sit in that horrid, draughty carriage all that time? ’ she declared. ’ said Miss Blackburn. ‘Of course we cannot! Either way I am persuaded you would catch your death! There must be a house hereabouts which would lend us shelter! ’ They plainly shone from the windows of a residence set a little back from the road. The groom volunteered the information that he had noticed some lodge gates a few steps back. ’ said Arabella briskly. indd 53 6/10/09 2:20:55 PM Georgette Heyer Miss Blackburn, a timorous soul, protested feebly.
A Touch of Stardust: A Novel by Kate Alcott