Marty of Marty (1953) seems destined to fulfill every teen ager's dreamlife. If you want this sort of wishful thinking...

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MARTY GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

Marty of Marty (1953) seems destined to fulfill every teen ager's dreamlife. If you want this sort of wishful thinking prescription for career-cum-romance, Elisa Blalk hands it out. (I wish she'd stick to her last; her books for younger girls are good.) Marty's first stint as reporter, at 17, on the Chicago Express is followed by a Hollywood assignment, where she is to get the dope on the aspirations of young would- be screen stars. She has the sort of time any stagestruck teen ager aspires to. For the main thread of story, Marty meets Ellen, a small town girl with hopes for a screen career, at the boarding house where they are staying. Ellen is in debt and her luck goes from bad to worse. Marty senses something very wrong from the start; she's in a position to pull Ellen out of a jam with the police, and she sends her home a disillusioned but wiser girl. Marty, meantime, gets the breaks that lead to good copy. She gets a bit part; she has a star as escort; she interviews the top lights; and she builds herself quite a glamour tale. Smoothly written, for palatable consumption.

Pub Date: Sept. 20, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: World

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1954

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