Allegra Coleman is Hollywood’s latest It Girl. She’s the subject of New York journalist Clementine James’ final celebrity profile: ”I was supposed to be insightful. I was supposed to be a bit jaded too, though surprisingly impressed by this young star’s talent and presence.” Allegra mysteriously disappears while under Clem’s watch, and the public’s fascination soars. Meanwhile, a chorus of Hollywood flames long since extinguished – Gloria Swanson, Natalie Wood, and Marion Davies, to name a few – visit Clem and share their own rise-and-fall stories. Sherrill, a magazine writer with an old wad of celebrity profiles in her own back pocket, cleverly explores fame’s fizzy nature. Dishy and wise, her first novel gets bumped up half a grade for the 37-page filmography appendix that hits all the movies mentioned.
My Last Movie Star: A Novel of Hollywood Allegra Coleman is Hollywood's latest It Girl. She's the subject of New York journalist Clementine James' final celebrity profile: ''I was supposed to...My Last Movie Star: A Novel of HollywoodFictionMartha Sherrill Allegra Coleman is Hollywood's latest It Girl. She's the subject of New York journalist Clementine James' final celebrity profile: ''I was supposed to...2003-02-21
Genre: Fiction; Author: Martha Sherrill
Posted February 21 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
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