Actors and actresses -- fiction

Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow

Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow

Shambling Towards Hiroshima is a brisk and inventive novel that incorporates elements of science fiction, humor, historical fiction, and moody introspection. James Morrow utilizes these disparate narrative modes in order to portray the life story of a B-movie actor named Syms Thorley. Thorley has spent most of his screen time bringing monsters to life. His devoted fans fondly remember him as “Kha-Ton-Ra the living mummy, Corpuscula the alchemical creature, and Gorgantis, King of the Lizards.” However, no one suspects that Gorgantis, a grotesque fire- breathing lizard, originated as a top secret military project designed to swiftly end World War II.

All About Eve

By Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

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"Both Anne Baxter and Bette Davis were nominated for best actress in this film. Neither won, but Bette Davis' leading role as Margo Channing is considered her greatest career performance and her most memorable, signature role. The screen play by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was based on a radio play by Mary Orr and tells the story of an ambitious young actress who tries to build a career by worming her way into the life of the great Broadway star Margo. When Margo finally understands the extent of Eve's treachery Davis gets to utter her most famous line,'Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night.'"

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A Cat on Stage Left

By Lydia Adamson

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When professional cat-sitter Alice is asked to board a cat for $2500, she just can’t pass up the opportunity. She is shocked, however, when upon arrival her client is murdered in front of her and the cat in question turns out to be a toy.

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Sunnyside

By Glen David Gold

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"Sunnyside opens on a winter day in 1916 during which Charlie Chaplin is spotted in more than eight hundred places simultaneously, an extraordinary delusion that forever binds the overlapping fortunes of three men: Leland Wheeler, son of the world’s last (and worst) Wild West star, as he finds unexpected love on the battlefields of France; Hugo Black, drafted to fight under the towering General Edmund Ironside in America’s doomed expedition against the Bolsheviks; and Chaplin himself, as he faces a tightening vise of complications—studio moguls, questions about his patriotism, his unchecked heart, and, most menacing of all, his mother."
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