Books: Mixed Fiction, Jan. 27, 1958

MY FACE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE, by Alfred Hayes (I 83 pp.; Harper; $3), is the latest book by the author who, a decade ago, wrote The Girl on the Via Flaminia, an effective novel about the blighted romance of a frail-gunning G.I. and a beautiful Italian girl who is bothered about being bought. Now Scriptwriter Hayes (The Rainmaker, Island in the Sun) has restaged his old no-soap opera. This time the shattered city is Hollywood. The Girl on Wilshire Boulevard is a blank-souled beauty with a neurotic yearning for stardom. The sentimental,...