It is 1917, and President Woodrow Wilson is about to lead the country into the Great War in Europe. In California, a new industry is born that will irreversibly transform America. Caroline Sanford, the alluring heroine of Empire, discovers the power of moving pictures to manipulate reality as she vaults to screen stardom under the name of Emma Traxler. Just as Caroline must balance her two livesóWest Coast movie star and East Coast newspaper publisher and senator's mistressóso too must America balance its two power centers: Hollywood and Washington.
Here is history as only Gore Vidal can re-create it: brimming with intrigue and scandal, peopled by the greats of the silver screen and American politics.
Original title: Hollywood: A Novel of America in the 1920s
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ The Antipodes (everything Else)
Fiction→ General Fiction