Books: Hollywood

FALLING STAR—Vicki Baum—Double-day, Doran ($2). This translation of Hollywood into terms of romance should please many a reader, including even Hollywoodland sprites. German Authoress Baum has enough gusto to invest even tinselly happenings with glamour, though her sugary Teutonic melodrama should be taken with a heaping teaspoonful of salt. Donka Morescu, who had been a star of the silent cinema, was just staging a last comeback. Her beauty was at its fullest bloom, her ambition straining at the traces. Donka was happy. Her lover was Oliver Dent, Hollywood's greatest star, at the...

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