Star Qualityby Joan Collins
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When gutsy Irish redhead Millie McClancey defies her humble beginnings to pursue a life on the stage, she becomes the first of four generations of unforgettable women to taste success in the exciting yet precarious world of show business. Taking readers on a breathtaking journey from the music halls of World War I London to the glitz of Broadway and from Hollywood in its heyday right up to the present, Star Quality is a gripping tale of ambition, betrayal, sex, and survival. Joan Collins is a legendary woman with stardom in her genes, and with Star Quality she'll enchant readers nationwide with this engrossing and thrilling page-turner.
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Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee, Joan Collins, O.B.E., possesses a star quality that has come to define what it means to be a living legend. As an accomplished actor, author, producer, and entrepreneur, Joan Collins has built a career that places her in the unrivaled ranks of an international icon. Joan Collins has appeared in more than 60 feature films and dozens of television series, including creating the
role of Alexis Carrington on Dynasty, one of the most highly rated television dramas of all time. Her novels and memoirs have sold over 50 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages. A devoted humanitarian, Ms. Collins regularly lends her support and celebrity to causes that include finding a cure for breastcancer and empowering children with learning disabilities.
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I love books that I cannot put down and also teach me about different era's. This book was a good read. Nothing deep but good fun.
It's that voice, the soft dulcet tones that can frame a threat as easily as an endearment. It's the voice that drove Blake Carrington to distraction on TV's "Dynasty." No one could read the words of Joan Collins as truly as the actress herself, and so she does. Granted, those words are a bit of fluff, but who doesn't need ear candy once in a while? Gorgeous and red-headed, Millie McClancey is the product of famine ravaged Ireland. She's poor but star struck, and she makes it big on the stage. As a matter of fact, she's the first of four generations to do so. Following in their turn are her daughter, Vickie, and later her granddaughter, Lulu. Each, of course, leads a tumultuous life fraught with love and danger. "Star Quality spans the generations from early 20th century London to Broadway today, while Collins spices the years with sex, secrets and success. Predictable? Yes. But, there is that voice.
Okay, it isn't Jane Austen, but do we really expect it to be? Joan Collins' starry saga follows the usual formula: women who are impossibly glamorous, famous, wealthy, beautiful, talented - who overcome temporary adversity so they can continue to be glamorous, famous, etc. It was unfortunate that I chose to read this book during an icy December week - I really should have been sitting on the beach. It's that kind of book, and great fun.