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The Girls in the Picture An intimate portrait of the close friendship and powerful creative partnership between two of Hollywood s earliest female superstars Frances Marion and Mary Pickford An enchanting new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator s WifeHollywood,Frances Marion, a young writer desperate for a break, meets America s Sweetheart, Mary Pickford, already making a name for herself both on and off the screen with her golden curls and lively spirit Together, these two women will take the movie business by stormMary Pickford becomes known as the Queen of the Movies the first actor to have her name on a movie marquee, and the first to become a truly international celebrity Mary and her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, were America s first Royal Couple, living in a home famous that Buckingham Palace Mary won the first Academy Award for Best Actress in a Talkie and was the first to put her hand and footprints in Grauman s theater sidewalk Her annual salary inwas , at a time when women s salaries peaked ata week Frances Marion is widely considered one of the most important female screenwriters of the th century, and was the first writer to win multiple Academy Awards The close personal friendship between the two stars was closely linked to their professional collaboration and successThis is a novel about power the power of women during the exhilarating early years of Hollywood, and the power of forgiveness It s also about the imbalance of power, then and now, and the sacrifices and compromises women must make in order to succeed And at its heart, it s a novel about the power of female friendship


10 thoughts on “The Girls in the Picture

  1. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    5 epic, huggable, flickering stars to The Girls in the Picture Before reading this book, what I knew about Mary Pickford, America s Sweetheart, was vague I knew even less about her best friend and prolific screenwriter, Frances Marion As I read this, I kept thinking this book is epic This book was engrossing, unputdownable, thorough, perfectl


  2. Julie Julie says:

    The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin is a 2018 Delacorte Press publication I love tales from old Hollywood the silent pictures, the scandals, the innovations and vision that are felt throughout the industry to this day This story zeroes in on the tumultuous friendship between movie star Mary Pickford and screenwriter, Frances Marion I loved


  3. Theresa Alan Theresa Alan says:

    This is a novel I will be recommending to everyone Historical fiction, The Girls in the Picture is a book for everyone who has an interest in the evolution of film and of women trying to be taken seriously in the workplace.Frances doesn t want to be an actress, but she wants to be a part of the movies, and she finds her niche as a scenarist during the er


  4. Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine) Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine) says:

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit Wit Wine Dine.I really enjoyed The Swans of Fifth Avenue and started getting excited about The Girls in the Picture as soon as it was announced In fact, it was the book I was most excited about receiving at Book Expo 2017 Melanie Benjamin was as much a delight in person, at her in booth signing, as she is on her s


  5. JanB JanB says:

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4I loved reading about these two trailblazing women in the filming industry Mary Pickford, America s Sweetheart , and Frances Marion, a renowned female screenwriter, known as a scenarist in the early days, and the first to win two Academy Awards The early days of Hollywood and the transition from silent films, the flickers , to talkies was ri


  6. Cindy Burnett Cindy Burnett says:

    I am conflicted about The Girls in the Picture I am a huge fan of Mary Pickford and learned significantlyabout her in The Girls in the Picture, and I knew virtually nothing about Frances Marion so I enjoyed the details about her However, I felt the book was overly long and drawn out, and as I was reading I wished it had ended earlier in the women s lives In the Author s N


  7. Katie B Katie B says:

    3.5 starsI was excited to finally read this one because I liked, The Aviator s Wife by the author and I love reading about Old Hollywood This historical fiction book explores the lives of actress Mary Pickford and screenwriter Frances Marion I knew a little bit about Mary Pickford prior to reading but I hadn t heard of Frances Marion until picking up the book The story follows


  8. Marialyce Marialyce says:

    5 fantastical starsI am in awe and quite sleepless as well over this book In a word it was awesome Ms Benjamin has created for us a world that was early Hollywood It was a world where silent movies were becoming the rage and where woman were taking the reins or at least trying to in a society dominated and controlled by males We are introduced to two powerful women of the past, Mary


  9. Victoria Victoria says:

    I love Old Hollywood movies, historical fiction and this author s last book, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, was an enchanting five star read for me Maybe all of that set my expectations too high, but while I loved learning about Mary Pickford, France Marion and the beginnings of the movie industry, it was in the telling of the story that this book didn t quite work as well as her previous Ther


  10. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede says:

    The Girls in the Picture is a book that I knew that I wanted to read as soon as I saw it I love reading historical fiction about movie stars, or stories that in one way or another takes place in Hollywood Especially around the Silent movie era and when the talkies came I had only previously read Reckless Hearts A Story of Slim Hawks and Ernest Hemingway by Melanie Benjamin, but she has written s


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