By Geene Rees
"Hidden in a compartment of my grandmother’s backside cloth wardrobe drawer used to be an previous scrapbook. Pressed inside of have been pictures of an attractive younger girl and hundreds of thousands of newspaper clippings approximately vaudeville exhibits and the motion picture undefined. this is often how I realized approximately my nice aunt, Ruby Adams. As a baby, I combed throughout the goods that chronicled her lifestyles as a vaudeville headliner—her good fortune and her tragedy."
So starts this novel set within the Golden Age of Hollywood, Prohibition and vaudeville in San Francisco in 1925. ready within the Wings tells the tale of Ruby Adams, a vaudeville actress and jazz virtuoso with the desire King Follies. As she stands within the wing, ready to move on stage of the Strand Theater an incident happens that alterations the process her life.
With the aid of her fiancé, a profitable speakeasy owner, Ruby and her lawyer battled unscrupulous theater vendors, a shady lawyer, and the corruption of urban govt to bare the truth and reasons that upfront took away her profession yet no longer her spirit.
What occurs subsequent is an out of this world reaction that's either tragic and uplifting. Prohibition, the heyday of the Nineteen Twenties, a burgeoning motion picture undefined, political corruption, graft and fraud all mix to color an intriguing photograph of San Francisco within the 1920s.This human heritage highlights one person’s struggle for survival and the compulsion of greed.
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Waiting in the Wings by Geene Rees