Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • A day at the studio, 1938
  • Flashback
  • Beginning in Hollywood
  • The wrong kind of picture
  • Tender is the night and the movies
  • A Yank at Oxford: pictures of words
  • Three comrades: words, words, words
  • Infidelity: a picture worth a book of words
  • The women: epitaph for the spoiled heroine
  • Madame Curie: brave new heroine
  • Free-lancing
  • Cosmopolitan: splicing it together
  • "Action is character"
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index.