America. The post-WWII years. You’re young and full of dreams and one of your dreams is to become a movie actor/actress. So, where do you go to make your aspiring acting dreams come true: Hollywood. The question is, how does one become a Hollywood star? It all depends. What are you willing to do? Or should I say sacrifice?

If you’ve read some of my blogs, you probably know that I truly love Classic Hollywood movies and vintage fashion. And there is much to love. The stories, the sharp dialogues (with interesting hidden meanings), the class and charismatic actors and actresses. Classic Hollywood movies and movie stars have influenced the world until this day. However, not everything was peaches and cream for a lot of people. As much as I love Classic Hollywood movies, the Netflix serie has sparked some thoughts about the movie industry that I would like to share with you.

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