Tinseltown Confidential

Tinseltown Confidential : A Novel of Golden-Age Hollywood

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As America embraces the 1950s, that brash upstart called television is poaching Hollywood's turf, inch by inch. If the studios don't do something drastic, they may lose the battle. When screenwriter Marcus Adler fell afoul of the blacklist, Europe offered sanctuary. Hollywood lures him back, but the specter of Joseph McCarthy forces Marcus to fight for a final chance to clear his name. A charismatic figure rises to intimidate the entire film industry, and Hollywood Reporter Kathryn Massey realizes that she knows a secret that just might topple this self-appointed savior. If Kathryn fails, will her neck land on the chopping block instead? A new kiss-and-tell magazine splashes onto the scene-but it isn't playing by the rules. Gwendolyn Brick figures she doesn't need to worry about a scandal rag until she spots someone lurking around the Garden of Allah during Marilyn Monroe's birthday party. Suddenly, Confidential threatens to expose everything. "Tinseltown Confidential" is the seventh installment in the Hollywood's Garden of Allah saga. If you like richly woven details, the Golden Age of Hollywood, and characters who come to life, then you'll love Martin Turnbull's captivating historical fiction series.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 19.81mm | 439.98g
  • On Demand Publishing, LLC-Create Space
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • 1546976035
  • 9781546976035
  • 963,500

About Martin Turnbull

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Martin Turnbull moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s where, after a long stint in the travel industry, he worked as a private tour guide showing both locals and out-of-towners the movie studios, Beverly Hills mansions, Hollywood hills vistas, and where all the bodies are buried. He worked for a summer as a guide at the Warner Bros. movie studios in Burbank showing movie fans through the sound stages where Bogie and Bacall, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, and James Cagney created some of Hollywood's classic motion pictures. For nine years, he also volunteered as an historical walking tour docent with the Los Angeles Conservancy. From an early age, Martin was enchanted with old movies from Hollywood's golden era, and has spent many a happy hour watching the likes of Garland, Gable, Crawford, Garbo, Grant, Miller, Kelly, Astaire, Rogers, Turner, and Welles go through their paces. When he discovered the wonderful world of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs, his love of reading merged with his love of movies and his love of history to produce a three-headed hydra gobbling up everything in his path. In 2009, he came across an online article about the Garden of Allah Hotel, which stood at the corner of Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards at the start of the Sunset Strip from 1927-the dawn of the talkies-to 1959-the dusk of the studio system. He recognized it as a potentially rich field for storytelling, and was amazed to discover nobody had done anything with it. Almost immediately, he conceived writing a series of novels set in and around the Garden of Allah chronicling the unfolding evolution of Hollywood's golden era through the lives of its residents.show more