Silent screen star Corinne Griffith saw her career wane when sound marched in because her voice was, at best, thin. After her film demise, she turned to writing, published several books, including the one that served as inspiration for this film, parlayed her earnings into a
multi-million-dollar real estate fortune (she owned much of South Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills), and lived out her life healthily and wealthily on South Beverwil Drive, about two blocks away from her vast holdings. For years, her small, exquisite home was a stop for the tour buses that prowl the
area. She had the last laugh on the studio chiefs who said she was "beautiful, but dumb." This aut...