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      January 30, 2018

      Tuesday   7:30 PM

      7812 Girard Ave
      La Jolla, California 92037

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      Melanie Benjamin - "The Girls in the Picture"

      On Tuesday, January 30th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Melanie Benjamin to discuss and sign her new book The Girls in the Picture. Melanie Benjamin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue, The Aviator’s Wife, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, and Alice I Have Been. Benjamin lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel. This event is free and open to the public.  Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

      Hollywood, 1914: Twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion arrives in Tinseltown fleeing a second disastrous marriage and determined to make it as an artist. A twist of fate propels her headlong into the dressing room of America’s first superstar, Mary Pickford, and into a friendship that will define both their lives and extraordinary careers. The two reign over Hollywood in its infancy and through its golden age: The first screenwriter to win multiple Academy Awards, Marion is widely considered one of the most important female screenwriters of the 20th Century. Pickford was the first actor of true international celebrity, the first to have her name on a movie marquee – and the first woman to run a major motion picture studio. At a time when women’s salaries peaked at $10 / week, hers totaled $625,000.

      The heart of The Girls in the Picture beats with Frances and Mary’s dynamic friendship. In a male-dominated industry, it is this bond, with its creative joys and personal sacrifices that drives them to defy the men who try to tell them what to do. Benjamin brings their story of female power and perseverance to life in full color as only she can.

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