Directed by George Cukor and adapted from the same Adela Rogers St. John story that inspired A Star Is Born (in its four incarnations), What Price Hollywood? tells the story of aspiring actress Mary Evans who waits on tables until meeting and befriending famous, yet seldom-sober director Max Carey. Soon she is a big-time star. She marries millionaire Lonnie Borden, but he soon tires of playing second fiddle to the Hollywood biz. Life gets complicated as Mary tries to save Max from the abyss in his bottles of booze. 88 Min.
Screened as part of the Maine Film Center’s Cinema Explorations winter film series. Complimentary bagels provided by Bagel Mainea!