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The Hollywood School of Dressmaking

It is 1929 and few people are who they say they are when Hollywood on Tour comes to town to make a movie with a scattering of Stars plus throngs of starstruck locals. So when Hollywood on Tour collides with the innocent young local seamstresses of The Hollywood School of Dressmaking the consequences of these ten hectic days are both hilarious and tragic. Real life turns out to be much more complicated than the twists and turns of the plot of this pioneering Talkie.

The Hollywood School of Dressmaking -
The Hollywood School of Dressmaking
When the camera rolls who can tell what is movie script and what is real life?

It is 1929 and few people are who they say they are when Hollywood on Tour comes to town to make a movie with a scattering of Stars plus throngs of starstruck locals.

So when Hollywood on Tour collides with the innocent young local seamstresses of The Hollywood School of Dressmaking, the consequences of these ten hectic days are both hilarious and tragic.
Real life turns out to be much more complicated than the twists and turns of the plot of this pioneering Talkie.

A heady combination of seat-of-the-pants movie making and Art Deco flapper fashions results in a novel, which is an
entertainingly fresh colonial take on the stylish age of Gatsby.



Lynley Dear is the author of three children’s books, two collections of poetry and two volumes of local history.
Her poetry column, Scanning the South, appeared in The Southland Times for fifteen years.
Her two previous novels are Ithaca (2009) and Poppy Boys (2010 & 2015).
One of her qualifications for writing The Hollywood School of Dressmaking has been family sewing - but she can’t darn to save
herself.
Soft cover Soft cover
  NZ$ 32.50



Used expressions:The Hollywood School of Dressmaking ,It is 1929 and few people are who they say they are when Hollywood on Tour comes to town to make a movie with a scattering of Stars plus throngs of starstruck locals. So when Hollywood on Tour collides with the innocent young local seamstresses of The Hollywood School of Dressmaking the consequences of these ten hectic days are both hilarious and tragic. Real life turns out to be much more complicated than the twists and turns of the plot of this pioneering Talkie.

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