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Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary: Her Private Letters from Inside the Studios of the 1920s

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2006

    100% Delight from start to finish

    This book is not only for film buffs, it is a window to a world that is long gone. It is a bird's eye view of Hollywood at the end of the silent era and transitioning into the age of the talkies. Aside from the great Hollywood dish, of which there is plenty, she was remarkably candid and refreshingly not star struck. Although, I must confess that I can totally relate to having a crush on Ronald Colman. In the end it is the delightful, matter of fact, take no prisoners Valeria Belletti that you come so much to admire in reading her letters. She was a wonderful letter writer and these letters are, indeed, treasures. At the turn of each page you are delighted anew with some insight or adventure. She was one spunky girl and wrote letters that are filled with details of her days and nights in Hollywood. We need to bless her beloved friend Irma for saving these letters and presenting them to her many years later. We must also thank Cari Beauchamp for bringing these letters to light and annotating them carefully with her own delightful and informative prose. As I said before, this is a window to a lost world. More than that, it is a celebration of an independent young woman making her way in a man¿s world and celebrating her life at the height of the jazz age. This will be a volume I will turn to again and again. Don¿t miss it, this will brighten the dampest spirits on a rainy day.

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