Books: Hollywood Bound

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST—Kathleen Norris—Doubleday Doran ($2.00).

The Scenario. Janey Davenport, fabulously an heiress, famously a beauty, jaunts over to Italy in her own yacht. Fortunately for the love interest, her entourage includes two clean-limbed Anglo-Saxons, and the scion of a noble French family. At twenty-six Janey has experienced everything but true love. Disillusioned therefore regarding the tender passion, she rejects her three seagoing suitors, and resolves to barter her wealth and her person for some prince in reduced circumstances.

Ave Sicily! Here the dagger flash is a little swifter, the blood a...