CALIFORNIA: Casually in Hollywood

Like millions of other American girls, Frances Lillian Mary Ridste had a voracious hunger for happiness. Like millions of others, she was certain she knew the definition of that sad and elusive word. It meant being rich & famous. It meant having a big car and fine clothes. It meant having a shapely body, unashamedly shown. It meant being madly in love with a handsome man. It meant applause.

By dint of this wild thinking, and because she lived in what may become known as the era of American brassiere-worship, Frances Lillian Mary Ridste became a motion-picture star.

She was born to...

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