My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
I’m always a sucker for books about California history, particularly when they relate the historical context back to California’s present challenges. This book did not disappoint! Although I was fairly familiar with Charlie Chaplin, I was much less familiar with Mary Pickford so it was a delight that the book focused in on Pickford’s life leading up to her involvement in the question of Beverly Hills annexation into the larger surrounding city of Los Angeles.