ANNE MINTON'S LIFE by Myron Brinig


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Here's a story which capitalizes a headline news story of recent vintage -- the story of the youth who kept Fifth Avenue on tiptoes while he made up his mind to jump from a window of the Gotham Hotel. The scene is shifted to Los Angeles; the prospective suicide is a young woman; and the story of her background in mental instability and the ten hours' suspense during which people plead and watch in vain, provides the springboard for parallel stories of the lives of those others in the picture, -- a playboy, a pair of lovers, and so on. Suspense maintained in spite of the mechanism. Skilful capitalizing on sensational true life material, but not A-1 stuff.

Pub Date: June 12th, 1939
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart