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The Hollywood Daughter



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Author
Alcott, Kate
Descriptors
Adolescence
Coming-of-Age
Communism
Fame
Fathers and Daughters
Film
First Person Narratives
Moral Values
Movie Stars
Location/Setting:
Hollywood, California
Time Period:
1940s
1960s
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Summary
The daughter of a PR man, Jesse Malloy sees her father's popularity grow along with that of his most important client, Ingrid Bergman, whom Jesse idolizes. As Jesse grows up, she is torn between her parents' differing views of Hollywood and the Catholic church, and finds herself defeding Bergman as the rest of America judges her for the scandalous affair that forces her out of Hollywood. Ten years later, Jesse returns to Hollywood after a long time away, and there, when secrets are revealed, she realizes that she still has some growing up to do.
Critique
This solid coming-of-age historical brings the charm of old Hollywood alive while exploring the impact of McCarthyism during that era.
ISBN
9780385540636
  iBistro
# of Pages
307
Published
2017
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Reviewer's Initials: CO


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