Lady and The Tramp
by Glen David Gold
$26.95 List Price
In a particularly funny moment in Glen David Gold’s Sunnyside, set during World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II thumbs through a captured copy of Photoplay in his imperial water closet. His Highness learns that starlet Mary Miles Minter associates people she meets with pretty colors. Mary Pickford, for example, is marigold with a narrow stripe of violet. Why someone would pay twenty cents to learn this eludes him. Then he wonders, if he met her, “What color [would she] think he was?” Disgusted with himself, he tosses the magazine across the room. But, sheepishly, he retrieves it to finish the article.
Anyone sitting in their dentist’s office eyeing US Weekly photos of Reese Witherspoon at a Starbucks knows exactly how he feels. It’s a Hollywood moment set nowhere near Hollywood. There is Hollywood, the city, and “
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