...a California ranch family ruined by booze, dope and movie land promiscuity.
Tarzana, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2015
Hollywood was a prime destination for beautiful young women in the 1920s. These women arrived from out in the country and other cities. They came full of hope of becoming major stars in the newfound motion picture profession. But most were at risk of falling under the influence of agents who had many ways to control their destiny. Women who grew up in the Hollywood area had more solid roots but even they would yield, at their peril, to the promises made to them but never kept. Visit this world in our all new web comic, The Girl from Hollywood.
Edgar Rice Burroughs gives an early look into the subculture of Hollywood, with drugs directing human activity, that continues to this day. The New York Times described The Girl from Hollywood as "a fascinating cultural document about a California ranch family ruined by booze, dope and movieland promiscuity." During Prohibition, alcohol use was common, but distributors had to keep it hidden, hoping to not be discovered by the authorities. But hiding was next to impossible – so framing someone else for murder was one way to throw the authorities off your trail.
The Girl from Hollywood Team
Writer: Charles Santino
Charles Santino has written and packaged comics and graphic novels for Marvel Comics, Penguin Books, Random House, Fantagraphics, and others. His credits include Conan the Barbarian, Louis L’Amour’s The Law of the Desert Born, Savage Tales, Aesop’s Fables, Marvel’s humor title, What The--?!, and Last Gasp’s Commies from Mars. He collaborated with novelist and screenplay author Michael McDowell (Beetlejuice) on the psychological horror novel, Toplin, published by Dell/Abyss.
Art, Color and Letters: Joel Zain Rivers
Joel Rivers is a lifelong comic creator. After winning a grant from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cocreator Peter Laird's Xeric Foundation, he wrote, illustrated, and self-published the six-issue comic miniseries, Along The Canadian, under his Obion Comics imprint. He was a founding member of the entertainment concept art company, Out For Justice. While he has gone on to write scripts and storyboard for animators and provide illustrations for book publishers and game developers, his first love remains comic books.
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As with all the series featured at edgarriceburroughs.com/comics, the first four episodes of “The Girl From Hollywood” will be available at no charge. Fans can gain unlimited access to the entire site and all the strips from the beginning for only $1.99 per month or $21.99 per year.
About the Edgar Rice Burroughs Digital Comic Strips Service
Regularly updated and expertly curated, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Digital Comic Strips service offers all new web comic adventures based on the classic characters and stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Current offerings include:
THE GIRL FROM HOLLYWOOD™ by Charles Santino and Joel Zain Rivers
TARZAN OF THE APES™ by Roy Thomas, Pablo Marcos and Oscar Gonzalez
JOHN CARTER WARLORD OF MARS™ by Roy Thomas, Pegaso, Salvador López,
Carolina Sánchez, Guadalupe Rivera and Olivia Peña
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN™ by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg
PELLUCIDAR™ by Chuck Dixion and Gary Kwapisz
THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT™ by Martin Powell, Pablo Marcos and Oscar Gonzalez
KORAK THE KILLER™ by Ron Marz, Rick Leonardi, Neeraj Menon and Troy Peteri
THE MUCKER™ by Ron Marz, Lee Moder, Neeraj Menon and Troy Peteri
CARSON OF VENUS™ by Martin Powell, Thomas Floyd and Diana Leto
THE ETERNAL SAVAGE™ by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon
THE WAR CHIEF™ by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko
THE CAVE GIRL™ by Martin Powell and Diana Leto
THE MONSTER MEN™ by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton
and Cristian Docolomansky
THE LOST CONTINENT™ by Martin Powell and Oscar Gonzalez
JUNGLE GIRL™ by Martin Powell, Will Meugniot and Jo Meugniot
THE OUTLAW OF TORN™ by Tom Simmons, Jake Bilbao and L Jamal Walton
About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Founded in 1923 by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. holds numerous trademarks and the rights to all literary works of the author still protected by copyright. The company has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in publishing, film, television, theatrical stage productions, licensing and merchandising. The company is still a very active enterprise and manages and licenses the vast archive of Mr. Burroughs' literary works, fictional characters and corresponding artworks that have grown for over a century. The company continues to be owned by the Burroughs family and remains headquartered in Tarzana, California, the town named after the Tarzana Ranch Mr. Burroughs purchased there in 1918 which led to the town's future development. For more information, please visit EdgarRiceBurroughs.com