First Edition. The earliest known novel to deal with the movie business and extremely scarce in original dustjacket. Anonymously written but sometimes attributed to the publisher Edward Clode. "The title character is a film player named Nella who has an affair with and is then rejected by a fellow actor. To hide her grief, she works hard at building her career, often participating in dangerous stunts, and ponders what type of love life future actresses will enjoy." (Slide's The Hollywood Novel p. 25) The movie industry would in the next few years make their move out west to Hollywood and thus future fiction on the subject would take place mostly in that locale. This is simultaneously one of the first and last movie industry titles to be set on the east coast. Near Fine in an attractive dustjacket with few small edge chips, a long tear runs vertically across the front panel and is mended at verso with scotch tape.