The Hollywood Daughter

The Hollywood Daughter

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"The coming-of-age story of a young woman in 1950's Hollywood who grew up idolizing Ingrid Bergman and is forced to reassess her beliefs and desires in the face of Ingrid's scandalous affair with Roberto Rossellini and her fall from grace"--
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, [2017]
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781101912249
1101912243
9780385540636
0385540639
Branch Call Number: FIC Alco
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 25 cm

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furlan
Jun 03, 2017

There have been better coming of age stories. The characters are not well defined. The plot is almost totally unbelievable. The author seems to blame the Catholic church in the 1950's for the film industry problems as well as her family problems .

JCLCherylMY May 02, 2017

This made the perfect book to read while on vacation. It's an easy, fast read, complete with 1950's antiquated gender roles and the paranoia of Hollywood's black list. The novel is a coming of age story and centers around young Jesse Malloy and her Hollywood family. Jesse's story runs parallel to movie star Ingrid Bergman with all of her successes and failures. (I had a great time looking up Bergman's movies, as well as her, shocking at the time, controversial life choices.)

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Liselara
Apr 10, 2017

Once again, this is one of those books where the description on the flap is better than the book. I read it until the very end and there were some intriging parts. If you are interested in catholic school and convent actitivities in Los Angeles during the 1940's, you might enjoy this. However, I take exception when an author takes a real person (in this case the amazing Ingrid Bergman) and weaves them into a character's life or worse, gives them prose and dialogue to fit the fictional story. Well, it is called the Hollywood Daughter. .. Just make it up as you go along. I had more fun fact checking details and looking up old photos of the Bergman loves and entourage. You will even come across an old Larry King Live episode where he interviews her three daughters.

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