Bumpy Night on the Walk of Fame

Bumpy Night on the Walk of Fame

by Loretta Bolger Wish

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Overview

After Bette Davis posthumously founds a museum-theater complex at her hometown college, the Producer on high fulfills her longtime dream of playing Scarlett O'Hara. But Bette has no idea how much she'll shake up her career and her love life by starring in Gone with the Wind.
And that's only the beginning. Her cosmic do-over also manages to scramble eighty years of world history.
Ronald Reagan will win two Oscars and never become President while John Kennedy marries Grace Kelly and serves two terms. Marilyn Monroe will turn into a sitcom legend, Jacqueline Bouvier will run a style empire and Martha Stewart will become a celebrity chef.
To curator Dana Foster's horror, the casting reboot plays havoc with her exhibits and replica Hollywood Walk of Fame. It turns egotistical superstar Patrice Clark into a nobody just as she is about to become the museum's first Hall of Fame inductee. She's outraged when she finds Meryl Streep is being honored instead and the Patrice Clark Walk of Fame star now bears Michelle Pfeiffer's name.
Racing against time, the movie-loving academic and the high-strung diva form an uneasy alliance to unravel the mystery before the next day's induction ceremony.
While they spend a stressful but enlightening day trying to restore order, the Producer takes Bette on a bumpy multi-media ride of her own. As she sees favorite film roles elude her and her onetime husband marry another, she mourns all she has sacrificed by starring in Gone with the Wind and fears her derailed history can't be fixed.
Seeing that Patrice and Dana's investigation is stalled, Bette gets permission to make a cameo appearance on earth and lend them a hand. In the process, the trio learns new lessons about film, fate and roads not taken.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162118275
Publisher: Uncial Press
Publication date: 06/15/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 727 KB

About the Author

Loretta Bolger Wish has had a lifelong addiction to writing, reading and music. A former newspaper reporter, she has also written textbooks, grants, government documents, public relations material and reference books during her career as a civil servant and writer for hire.
Currently she’s a freelance writer and editor whose work includes fiction, essays, songs, poetry, Huffington Post articles and the film blog Hollywood Castaway. But she’ll tackle nearly any other type of project in the name of fun, creative growth, worthy causes or bar bets. She also writes and sometimes performs in plays and monologues, and her work has been featured in several readings and theater festivals
A Jersey shore resident, she enjoys traveling, is a guitarist and vocalist in a classic rock band and moderates the Writers Room at the Princeton Public Library. She has enjoyed at least two dozen screenings of Gone with the Wind and has read the book even more frequently, including once aloud to her long-suffering husband Fred on a road trip.
Loretta’s a devotee of old movies and, like any Jersey girl, high-quality pizza; in a pinch she’ll settle for high-quality movies and old pizza. In her next life, she hopes Eve Arden will star in her film bio unless Bette Davis has already purchased the story rights. Or Thelma Ritter has been attached to the project.

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