Date(s) - 01/31/2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tin Roof Bistro
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Please join us for a luncheon featuring bestselling author Melanie Benjamin who will be discussing her new book The Girls in the Picture. The luncheon will take place at Tin Roof Bistro. Tickets are $75 and include a delicious three-course lunch and the book.
MELANIE BENJAMIN is the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue, The Aviator’s Wife, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, and Alice I Have Been.
About The Girls in the Picture:
Hollywood, 1914: Twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion arrives in Tinseltown fleeing a second disastrous marriage and determined to make it as an artist. A twist of fate propels her headlong into the dressing room of America’s first superstar, Mary Pickford, and into a friendship that will define both their lives and extraordinary careers. The two reign over Hollywood in its infancy and through its golden age: The first screenwriter to win multiple Academy Awards, Marion is widely considered one of the most important female screenwriters of the 20th Century. Pickford was the first actor of true international celebrity, the first to have her name on a movie marquee – and the first woman to run a major motion picture studio. At a time when women’s salaries peaked at $10 / week, hers totaled $625,000.
The heart of The Girls in the Picture beats with Frances and Mary’s dynamic friendship. In a male-dominated industry, it is this bond, with its creative joys and personal sacrifices that drives them to defy the men who try to tell them what to do. Benjamin brings their story of female power and perseverance to life in full color as only she can.