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Australia's Sweetheart: The amazing story of forgotten Hollywood star Mary Maguire

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This is the fascinating story of Mary Maguire, a 1930s Australian ingenue who sailed for Hollywood and a fabulous life, only to have her career cut short by scandal and tragedy. Packed with celebrity, history and gossip, AUSTRALIA'S SWEETHEART is perfect for readers of SHEILA and THE RIVIERA SET.

Mary Maguire was Australia's first teenage movie star and she captivated
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 18th 2020 by Hachette Australia
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3.5 stars
I suspect it would test many Australians today if we asked the question, who was Mary Maguire? I’m not sure many would be able to provide an answer. This is why author and journalist Michael Adams, who has passion for the subject of cinema history, has brought to life the tale of Mary Maguire, one of Australia’s first expats to crack Hollywood. Australia’s Sweetheart is a tribute to and a life re-imagined of this forgotten heroine of the silver
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Debbie P
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book months ago and really enjoyed it. I had never heard of Mary Maguire and she had an interesting life to say the least. One of 5 beautiful sisters known as the 'marrying maguires' There are illustrations throughout the book. Interesting point, the father Mick was one of the youngest players to play vfl/afl at 15 years and 328 days, he played for Richmond football club. Would recommend as a light read set from the early 20th century
Kay Anderson
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I had not heard of this lady at all and her story was fascinating.
Camila - Books Through My Veins
- thanks to @hachetteaus for sending a copy my way

Even though I had never heard about Mary Maguire before this book, I was really looking forward to get to know more about the life of a young Australian lady with a big dream: becoming a Hollywood star.

I think this is my first time ever reading a biography so I honestly didn't know what to expect. Exploring a new genre is always a bit tricky, specially for me when I am always reading fiction, however, I had a pleasant surprise reading about Mary
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