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    Emily and Austin are a successful screenwriting duo in pre-WWII Hollywood. They seem to be the golden children where everything they touch, or rather type, turns to box office gold for the studio. They work hard and get to play hard, too, in the City of Angels. There’s only one problem, Emily keeps running into Sue on the studio lot, she’s an up and coming actor —and Emily’s ex.

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    With the first talkie film in 1927 many young stars struggled to remain relevant as they watched the only art form they had ever known die out. It was sad, but inevitable. Fame and adoration were fleeting indulgences for those who could not adapt. Ahri watched sadly as many of the big names in silent film she adored as a child washed out despite their exuberant talent. Talent didn’t always matter, but talent and drive were what got you your due. Now as Ahri stares down the wave of the movie musical as it sweeps through 1934 Hollywood, she’s prepared to give it all she’s got to make sure her name sticks around.

    As she struggles to find her musical footing her manager suggests she meet with recently reformed film and stage starlette Evelynn for some guidance…or misguidance.

    Ahri struggles to write a hit to capture the public’s attention and change her image. Evelyn builds her up by breaking her down.

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    Fred masked his frustration to his best extent, but the annoyed huff with which he delivered the words didn't go unnoticed.

    “Look, the issue is that that story has been selling too well. Nothing against you or her; your partnership is lucrative and it’s working wonders for the company. No one is saying you don’t like Ginger for real, it’s just a marketing ploy. You’ve never been opposed to good publicity in the past,” Berman pointed out.

    “I have, if said publicity is built upon blatant lies,” Fred shot back, throwing one arm out in frustration.

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    Halfway through 1927, things are starting to go south for Buster Keaton. In the meantime, Nelly, an amateur theater actress, is after her big break.

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    Hollywood 1931. The set of a musical like a million other musicals. Four chorus boys are being attended to in wardrobe and makeup-coifs slicked and smoothed, tap shoes polished, bow ties tightened before being sent out to pay court to the rather bored leading lady alongside the blond piano player.

    They’re not quite famous yet- the chorus boys or the piano player.

    But they will be if they have any say in the matter.

    They know fame will come at a price. But none of them are prepared for the cost.

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    Hollywood, 1948—Anastasia Nikolaevna is the name on everyone's lips. Behind the name, a young starlet loses her sense of self in her rise to prominence. She's matched by a newcomer who cons his way into costarring in Hollywood’s next blockbuster film, the pair initially struggling to see eye to eye. As the initial glamour of fame and fortune turns to a facade, they find unlikely confidence in each other.

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    Love is the only timeless thing in the wheel of time that crushes all but the soul and its memories. If all we leave behind is letters and stories, could someone someday sing them back to life ? In this fiction inspired by folklore and evermore, discover the lives behind the songs, especially of Betty and Dorothea. (inspired by real persons, fan theories and taylor swift's songs)

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    But bad girls go everywhere.

    Margaret Olson is a farm girl with dreams of making it big in Hollywood, but she's just another face in the crowd. In a fit of desperation, she prays to anyone who will listen and, much to her chagrin, someone was: Loki, the God of Mischief. The last time Loki was on Midgard, Christopher Columbus had the dumb idea of getting to India by going in the opposite direction, so he's about as clueless as she is. But Loki is ready to embrace this new Midgard with its fast cars, its short skirts, and its loose women and, maybe, if he has time along the way, turn Margaret into the next Greta Garbo.

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    “I wouldn’t mind doing something a little different for a change,” Kathy said. “We’ve made over a dozen movies during the last four years, and they all followed a similar recipe: romance, upbeat tunes, and a happy ending.”

    Hollywood, 1932. New challenges and an old acquaintance.

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    Ginger Roger and Fred Astaire continue their love affair. Working on separate projects and waiting impatiently to start their next movie in the spring, they live their separate lives. Stolen moments of intimacy hold them together while trapped in the strict grip of the Hollywood studio system and the tangled web of circumstances that keep them apart. With Fred's family placing demands on him, and Ginger's ambition to pursue dramatic roles, the two struggle to find equilibrium in their professional and private lives together. The odds are against them. But seemingly mild-mannered Fred has an iron will, and Ginger's friends don't call her "Champ" for no reason. Keeping their secrets and loving one another is their goal. Will they succeed?

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    "Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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    STORY TEN

    Follows the events of "Vivacious Lady" and "Carefree".

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    *ILLUSTRATIONS BEING ADDED*
    After decades of complacent subservience, Angel Dust, weary and spent breaks from his chains resulting in freedom, reflection, discoveries and reckoning of a new kind that will test and change him as well as those around him for better or worse--one can only wait and see.

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    Secretly, briefly, he was chief among Bugs’ adorers. Before the hare made himself known, Daffy was attentive to Bugs’ career, observing him with curiosity and awe.

    Once, he offered him an autograph, too.

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    The Captain American Traveling Medicine Show goes to Hollywood. Steve learns a little acting magic, makes some new friends, and gets invited to a party.

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    Los Angeles. 1949- In the midst of Golden-age Hollywood, Private investigator C. C. Tinsley finds himself with a case so burrowed in glitz and gore he will have to go to extreme measures to get to the truth; even if that means mingling with a man as dangerous as Ricky Goldsworth.

    Your everyday noir crime fic.
    Tags will be added as the story develops.

    Please check Madnerding's art related to this fic.
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    Between "Shall We Dance" and "Carefree", something changed in the relationship between Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

    Fred had always looked at Ginger like she hung the moon, but prior to "Carefree", the eighth of their nine films ("Barkley's" would come a decade later), he had never kissed his leading lady on film. Then suddenly, he did, in all three of their final films. Whatever had been holding him back, no longer was.

    This is the story of what changed for these two secret lovers.

    STORY NINE.

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    “Flattery will get you a lot of things in this world, but it certainly won’t win you any favors here.”

     

    Set within the Golden Age of Hollywood, Detective Dream is thrown suddenly behind the scenes of its own inner-workings as he takes matters into his own hands: investigating the case-closed disappearance of a close friend and Hollywood's own upcoming star. Without much of a lead, he finds himself asking for the assistance of one unyielding (and handsome) lounge singer, despite the dangers it may entail.

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    The events of the chickie run now a memory, Jim and Buzz find themselves in their final year of highschool, everyone excited to evacuate high school, and live their own lives; but something's not right. Since the end of their junior year, Plato had gone missing without warning. Jim now sits idle, waiting for his friend to return, and ropes Buzz into a hunt for him, not only the whereabouts of Plato being unknown, but the possible destination of Buzz and Jim's still budding, complicated relationship.

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    The “talkies” were a long time coming; perhaps ‘long time’ is too generous a term, but Youngjo had known of their existence before their producer thrust this new film on them. He’d heard the whispers surrounding it, had even seen the prototype that had gone to every studio, a man at a desk, bespectacled and holding his arms up like he was a circus ringleader: "Look at me, I’m talking, and you can hear me." Yes, people had ooh’d and gasped at the prototype, but a full film? That was a risk, and Youngjo had known it as well as everyone else. 

    Or: Youngjo and Dongju are a rising film couple who are tasked with premiering the first talking film. But technical, and relationship, difficulties make it a larger task than either of them bargained for.

    A (sort of) Singin in the Rain au

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    The mundane life of young Sam Cooperman is interrupted when she's offered an opportunity to appear on the silver screen. Curious, Sam gets intertwined with Hollywood's studio system, being established as a leading lady in dark, mysterious, edge-of-your-seat movies. However, Sam finds herself knee-deep in a dilemma outside the set. Immersing herself in a murder investigation, Sam's reality starts to look delirious.

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    A ‘Flix’ Von Geigern & Lisbetta Grusinskaya Fanfiction – Grand Hotel (1932)

    A short drabble of the Baron and Grusinskaya’s tryst at the Grand Hotel.

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