The Resource Make believe : an Edna Ferber mystery, Ed Ifkovic, (electronic resource)

Make believe : an Edna Ferber mystery, Ed Ifkovic, (electronic resource)

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Make believe : an Edna Ferber mystery
Title
Make believe
Title remainder
an Edna Ferber mystery
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Ed Ifkovic
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Language
eng
Summary
"Others find peace of mind in pretending. Couldn't you? Couldn't I?"-from the song "Make Believe," by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for the musical Show Boat In June 1951, Edna Ferber heads to Hollywood to support an old friend, Max, who has found himself blacklisted in the McCarthy anti-Communist hearings, which have rattled Hollywood with allegations of Communist sympathies. She has no plans of becoming involved with the soon-to-be-released MGM film based on her bestselling novel Show Boat. She first met Max Jeffries when he worked on the 1927 Broadway production of Show Boat, and most recently he had brought his magic to the new film version starring Ava Gardner. In fact, he was the one who pushed to have Gardner play the role of Julie, the doomed mulatto. But Max, expelled from the MGM lot and shunned by friends, is not credited on the film because of his political leanings. Edna's visit is one of friendship, nothing more-until Max ends up dead. Edna now must search for answers to the questions surrounding his death. She begins socializing with Ava Gardner, a woman currently scandalizing Hollywood and annoying Hedda Hopper because of her affair with Frank Sinatra, who has left his wife for the sultry goddess. Edna finds Ava, the supposedly hard-as-nails temptress, to be a vulnerable, insecure woman whom she comes to like. Because the gentle Max was killed right after a public brawl with Sinatra, Ava fears that her lover will be implicated. Edna plays sleuth quietly, becoming involved with the people who hang around the edges of Hollywood fame and fortune, where she uncovers dark layers of greed, envy, and desire. Against the backdrop of the new Show Boat is the tawdry romance of dream-street Hollywood itself-all part of the world of make-believe
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1943-
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Ifkovic, Edward
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not applicable
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fiction
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Read by Christine Williams
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  • Williams, Christine
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  • Murder
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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adult
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Label
Make believe : an Edna Ferber mystery, Ed Ifkovic, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT10878779
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Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 40 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781481592055
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10878779
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Make believe : an Edna Ferber mystery, Ed Ifkovic, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10878779
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 40 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481592055
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10878779
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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