Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2012
DD ISBN 9781101612088 $39.95
Library Ed. Dreamscape 2012
CD ISBN 9781611209808 $59.99 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9781611209815 $79.99
Elsa Emerson, a young beauty who grows up acting with her family in their small theater in Door County, Wisconsin, goes to Hollywood and is transformed by a studio into "Laura Lamont, Oscar-winning actress." Tracking her triumphs and tragedies, Molly Ringwald gives a solid performance reading this story of the rise and fall of a bigger-than-life actress in the period from the 1920s to the 1980s. Although she uses her considerable acting skills in her performance, Ringwald makes little effort to give each character a distinct voice or accent, so it is the story rather than the narration that is memorable. An interesting glimpse into the Golden Age of Hollywood and the studio system that created it. A.C.P. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2012]
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