by Laura Toops Amber Quill Press
Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 0000000000
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
The very talented author, Laura Toops, has opened a door on the birth of Hollywood with its rough-house, fast-paced lifestyle. Step through and tag along with Harold Gilbert as he learns how to survive in a town that is both creative and destructive at once. A talented clown, all Harold wants to do is make movies, but finds to his dismay that money makes the rules. He throws his lot in with Jolly Times Productions and begins to learn the ropes. Success breeds a desire for more success and so it is with Harold. He begins to dream in larger forms with longing for more control over his own destiny. You'll meet all the types of characters that peopled Hollywood, both creative and those who preyed on them. Ms Toops introduces us to the pleasures of the flesh as well as the pleasures of seeing one's name in lights through the eyes of some very realistic people. A time when the world was young. Highly recommended by a very enthusiastic reader. Enjoy.