Hollywood nocturnes [electronic resource] / James Ellroy.
- ISBN: 9781622310586 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 1622310586 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 15 min.)) : digital.
- Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : 2013.
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Read by Dick Hill.
Nobody plays accordion like Dick Contino. His skilled fingers can find beauty in even the schmaltziest borscht belt favorites, and with his matinee-idol looks he could be a real star. Right now, though, he's slumming it as the headliner in a Grade Z teenybopper picture called Daddy-O. He's too good for this movie, and finishing it is going to take him to a very dark place. Daddy-O and Dick Contino are both real, their stories dredged out of the past by James Ellroy, a master of historical crime fiction. In Dick Contino's Blues he takes us to B-List Hollywood in 1957-a time when movies were cheerful and dirty secrets lurked just off camera. Included along with the novella are five short stories, all in the author's inimitable tough-bitten style.
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|Subject:||Detective and mystery stories, American.
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