The Limits of Limelight, with Margaret Porter

cover art for The Limits of Limelight by Margaret PorterTuesday, September 14th, 2021, 6:00 pm IN PERSON. Unvaccinated persons over 5 years of age are required to wear masks inside Gibson's; vaccinated persons are strongly suggested to wear masks in the close quarters of event seating and the signing line.

Margaret Porter returns to Gibson's Bookstore for an author event and book signing as she presents her newest novel, The Limits of Limelight, a biographical novel as bright as the Hollywood Golden Era it is set in, based off of true events and characters

Pretty Oklahoma teenager Helen Nichols accepts an invitation from her cousin, rising movie actress Ginger Rogers, and her Aunt Lela, to try her luck in motion pictures. Her relatives, convinced that her looks and personality will ensure success, provide her with a new name and help her land a contract with RKO. As Phyllis Fraser, she swiftly discovers that Depression-era Hollywood's surface glamour and glitter obscure the ceaseless struggle of the hopeful starlet.

Lela Rogers, intensely devoted to her daughter and her niece, outwardly accepting of her stage mother label, is nonetheless determined to establish her reputation as screenwriter, stage director, and studio talent scout. For Phyllis, she's an inspiring model of grit and persistence in an industry run by men.

While Ginger soars to the heights of stardom in musicals with Fred Astaire, Phyllis is tempted by a career more fulfilling than the one she was thrust into. Should she continue working in films, or devote herself to the profession she's dreamed about since childhood? Which choice might lead her to the lasting love that seems so elusive?

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Event date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 6:00pm
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45 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
The Limits of Limelight Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780990742012
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Published: Gallica Press - September 14th, 2021

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ISBN: 9780990742036
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Published: Gallica Press - September 16th, 2018

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ISBN: 9780990742043
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