Another wonderful reissue by way of "one of our significant novelists" (Los Angeles Times): a beguiling novel of previous Hollywood that calls to brain the time time-traveling magic of middle of the night in Paris and The pink Rose of Cairo.
Alys is a prosperous younger dilettante, as misplaced in Eighties la as he will be within the movie units of the Nineteen Twenties. And but that's precisely the place he finally ends up, due to the intervention of the mysterious time-traveling Nesselrode, who turns out to have originated on the sunrise of movie. Nesselrode and Alys descend into the catacombs of an deserted movie show and emerge in in a black-and-white fantasia—a l. a. at the verge of turning into itself—where silent movies dominate the panorama. Alys quickly unearths his domestic within the photographs and falls in love with the seductive siren Moira Silver. yet as he reveals himself bewitched via previous Hollywood, the current proves a growing number of far away, and Alys finally ends up misplaced in time, trapped among right here and now. Screenplay is a delirious, erotically charged, and wildly creative novel of pale glamour and elusive love through a grasp of the form.