Library journal“Susann’s pulp poetry resonates to this day. Magazine editors, models, as she searches new york and los angeles for a guy just like mike wayne, january wayne goes from poor-little-rich-girl to grown-up swinger, pop stars and all the rest visited “vitamin doctors” to get the shots that would allow them to stay up all night and then work all day—in offices decorated with beanbag chairs and Calderesque mobiles… In this world, the glamorous movie producer, who also happens to be her father…“SPECTACULARLY SUCCESSFUL.
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But to supermodel amanda, “a tv-network titan around whom women flutter like so many moths…The novel deals with his rise and fall as he makes the international sex scene orgying in London, “the love machine” meant something else: Robin Stone, transvestiting in Hamburg, socialite Judith and journalist Maggie, drinks unlimited quantities and checks out the latest Nielsens.
The Love Machine #ad - Newsweek“i read it in one greedy gulp, enjoying every MINUTE. Liz smith“susann’s pulp poetry resonates to this day. With her formula of sex, drugs, and show business, susann didn’t so much capture the tenor of her times as she did predict the Zeitgeist of ours. Detour.
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This new paperback edition of peyton place features an insightful introduction by Ardis Cameron that thoroughly examines the novel's treatment of class, race, ethnicity, and power, gender, and considers the book's influential place in American and New England literary history. A landmark in twentieth-century american popular culture, Peyton Place spawned a successful feature film and a long-running television series—the first prime-time soap opera.
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In 1956 grace metalious published peyton place, the novel that unbuttoned the straitlaced New England of the popular imagination, transformed the publishing industry, topped the bestseller lists for more than a year, and made its young author one of the most talked-about people in America. In 1959 the sizzling sequel, return to peyton place, picked up where Peyton Place left off: Allison MacKenzie, now the author of America’s #1 bestseller, is thrown into the glamorous whirl of the smart set of New York and Hollywood.
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Jack python, howard Soloman, and Mannon Cable have been competitive friends for years. Including women. With one expensive divorce behind him, Jack Python has power, and involved in a highly erotic affair with Oscar-winning actress Clarissa Browning, success, charisma, and money. Though in hollywood it’s said that when you fall, you fall up — from the top Howard has nowhere to go but down.
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