The Wrong Girl
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They say a life well-lived is the best revenge...
Blanche Tucker longs to escape her drop-dead dull life in tiny Boynton, Oklahoma. Then dashing Graham Peyton roars into town. Posing as a film producer, Graham convinces the ambitious but naive teenager to run away with him to a glamorous new life. Instead, Graham uses her as cruelly as a silent picture villain. Yet by luck and by pluck, taking charge of her life, she makes it to Hollywood.
Six years later, Blanche has transformed into the celebrated Bianca LaBelle, the reclusive star of a series of adventure films, and Peyton's remains are discovered on a Santa Monica beach. Is there a connection? With all of the twists and turns of a 1920s melodrama, The Wrong Girl follows the daring exploits of a girl who chases her dream from the farm to old Hollywood, while showing just how risky—and rewarding—it can be to go off script.
p.i., oklahoma, organized crime, murder mystery, 20th_century_setting, private investigator, Mary Pickford, Conrad Tarle, friendship, early movie stars, silent films, stunt double, 1920s, santa monica, historical mystery, 1900s, Douglas Fairbanks, family, strong female protagonist, 1920s melodrama, sex trafficking, hollywood, silent movies, actress, abuse, historical fiction