HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

We Followed our Hearts to Hollywood by Emily…
Loading...

We Followed our Hearts to Hollywood

by Emily Kimbrough

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
191537,190 (3.5)None
None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Emily Kimbrough and Cornelia Otis Skinner wrote a book, "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay," about their experiences during a European trip in the 1920s. The book apparently came out much later, and during the early 1940s they were invited to come to Hollywood and help write a movie script. Hence the name of this book, which apparently is a reference to the earlier book, not any romantic affairs in Hollywood. Kimbrough describes her and Skinner's trip to Hollywood, and their experiences up til they returned to the east coast.

Kimbrough adopts a breezy, jocular tone through most of the book, trying mightily to make it humorous. A bit of it is mildly amusing, but not much. There is some interest in how she describes elements of an office and urban environment that were new to her then, but are familiar to us now, such as elevators that you work by yourself (no operator), and the trendy, ritzy shopping environment on Wilshire Boulevard. She refers to life during World War II (she has trouble getting meat). She does a lot of Hollywood name dropping. For me, the book's interest is in these social elements. ( )
  baobab | Sep 19, 2010 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.5)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5 1
3 1
3.5
4
4.5
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 91,653,618 books! | Top bar: Always visible