Merton Of The Movies (eBook)
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Merton of the Movies, which Gertrude Stein called the best book about 20th century American youth, follows midwestern bumpkin Merton Gills unlikely journey from a Kansas stockroom to the star-studded set of a silent film. Unfortunately, the actors hes idolized from afar lose their luster up close, which fuels his desire to become a dramatic leading man not some slapstick fool. By a stroke of luck, Merton lands a gig as an extra. His natural oafishness catches the eye of stuntwoman Flips Montague, and before long hes a comic star the only problem is, its all a spoof, and he doesnt know it.First published in 1919 in the Saturday Evening Post, and adapted three times to film and once as a Broadway musical, Harry Leon Wilsons cartoonish tale has earned its place as an essential California classic. This freewheeling romp gets to the heart of any Angelenos worst nightmare: what if Im not in on the joke?