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Novels Joe Keenan (Study Guide): My Lucky Star, Blue Heaven, Putting on the Ritz by Books LLC

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Joe Keenan (Study Guide): My Lucky Star, Blue Heaven, Putting on the Ritz by Books LLC

Published September 14th 2010
ISBN : 9781158567867
Paperback
18 pages
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: My Lucky Star, Blue Heaven, Putting on the Ritz. Source: Wikipedia.MoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: My Lucky Star, Blue Heaven, Putting on the Ritz. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: My Lucky Star (2006) is the third book by novelist Joe Keenan. It is a gay-themed comedy about three friends who get caught up with the movie business, blackmail, and handsome male closeted movie stars. My Lucky Star won the Lambda Literary Award for humor in 2006. It won the prestigious Thurber Prize for American Humor in October 2007. Gilbert Selwyns mother has remarried once morethis time to a successful but aging Hollywood producer. Gilbert, ever the schemer, lifted a few plot points from Casablanca (i.e., plagiarized the entire film and put a new title on it) and convinced his new stepfather to promote the script to actor Stephen Donatos producer. Gilbert convinces his friends, Philip Cavanaugh and Claire Simmons, to move to Hollywood to help him rewrite the script. They quickly uncover his deception. But since Gilbert told the studio executives that the script was mostly Philip and Claires, they must help rewrite the screenplay or else find any chance of a career ruined. Claire refuses to go along with the stunt, but Gilbert offers her the chance of a lifetime: Gilberts agent, having heard of their success selling a screenplay, has offered the trio a chance to write actress Diana Malenfants new film. The movie will be the first time Diana and her son, Stephen Donato, have acted together on screen since Stephen was 10, and it may prove the jump-start to Dianas career which shes been searching for. Gilbert is able to wrangle an appointment with Diana Malenfant, who is not particularly interested. But Lily, her drunken and estranged sister, is writing a tell-all book. Philip convinces Diana and Stephen that he has a job assi...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1356043