A fascinating look at Hollywood history in a story told during the filming of Gone With the Wind
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AUTHOR: Kate Alcott
GENRE: Historical Fiction
LENGTH: 304 pages (paperback edition)
FIRST PUBLISHED: 2015
About A Touch of STardust
In A Touch of Stardust, Julie Crawford moves from Indiana to Hollywood in order to pursue her dream of becoming a screenwriter. She soon finds herself with a front row seat to Hollywood history working for David O. Selznick where she finds herself on the set of Gone With the Wind. While there she meets Carole Lombard and soon becomes her personal assistant.
Through Julie’s eyes, we get a front row seat to the making of Gone With the Wind as well as the love affair between Carole Lombard and Clark Gable. In addition, we get to see Julie’s own budding love affair and her experiences as a woman trying to break into screen writing during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
There are a lot of stories to tell in this book and I thought Alcott did well at sewing all the stories together.
All in all, this was a fun book that starred both fictionalized characters and real life characters. I loved the behind the scenes look at Lombard and Gable and seeing how that love affair influenced Julie’s own life and romance.
This book is perfect for readers who love reading fictionalized accounts of real people as well as those interested in the Golden Age of Hollywood.