Hollywood now produces few movies, but the presence there of the active TV studies means jobs are available. There are more applicants than there are jobs. The hopefuls who have seen this book before they go will have an edge. The blunt message from chapter to chapter is: it takes hard work to make a star. The book is equally firm on other points:--there is no substitute for talent; the ability to project a personality cannot be painted on or provided by special lighting. The down to earth chapters include the dollar cost of pursuing a beginning actor's career, how to find a school, what to expect of an agent and the required stamina and continuing effort imposed on the successful, as well as the beginning, actor. A lengthy appendix lists such essentials as places to live, inexpensive places to eat, studios, agents and coaches. There is also an example of a good theatrical resume. Throughout the book, directors and teachers provide plain talk about the glamor industry. The authors edit Teen Magazine.