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Somebody's Darling: Larry McMurtry

Somebody's Darling

Larry McMurtry

Published by Simond and Shuster, New York, 1978
ISBN 10: 0671243942 / ISBN 13: 9780671243944
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Title: Somebody's Darling

Publisher: Simond and Shuster, New York

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition


Somebody's Darling will soon be someone else's darling. Book would be fine+ except for a remainder mark on bottom of text block, and very minor wear at bottom of spine and bottom tip points. Signed by author on ffp, book is unopened, spotless except for signature of author. Jacket is fine and is perfect except for a tiny fold at the bottom of rear flap. Might have happened when jacket was put in mylar protection. Jacket is unclipped($10.00). Bookseller Inventory # 000373

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Synopsis: Pulitzer Prize-winning Larry McMurtry writes like no one else about the American frontier. In Somebody's Darling, the frontier lies farther west, in Hollywood, where his subject is the strange world of the movies -- those who make them and those who play in them.

Somebody's Darling is the story of the fortunes of Jill Peel. Jill is brilliant, talented, and disciplined, and one of the best female directors in Tinseltown, or anywhere else. She's got it all together, except where the men in her life are concerned: Joe Percy and Owen Oarson. Joe is a womanizing, aging screenwriter, cheerfully cynical about life, love, and art and the pursuit of all three. But he'd rather be left alone with the young, oversexed wives of studio moguls. Owen is an ex-Texas football player and tractor salesman turned studio climber and sexual athlete. He'll climb from bed to bed in pursuit of his starry goal: to be a movie producer. Between the two of them and a cast of Hollywood's most unforgettable eccentrics, Jill Peel tries to create some movie magic.

Full of all the grit and warmth of his best work, Somebody's Darling is Larry McMurtry's deft and raunchy romp behind the scenes of America's own unique Babel: Hollywood.

Product Description: Jill Peel is the first woman to make Hollywood's bigtime as a director. She has other interests as well--Joe Percy, a veteran screenwriter whose mainstay is his love for Jill, and Owens Oarson, an opportunist who studs her to advance his own career.

All three travel in a world of easy sex and available drugs, of astronomical salaries and artistic compromise--until one tragic day, on location, the fairytale comes to an end.

Besides the recent Pulitzer Prize-winning LONESOME DOVE, B-O-T has also recorded Larry McMurtry's THE DESERT ROSE, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, HUD and THE LAST PICTURE SHOW.

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