The Sin of Mona Kent (1961)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The rise of a Broadway star is chronicled in this drama. Elvira Kowalski is first seen entering the Big Apple after winning a bogus beauty contest. City life is not what she expected and so she involves herself with an actress and a painter who help her find work as a hat-check girl. In this capacity, the aspiring star meets an older gossip columnist who takes a shine to her and has her change her name to Mona Kent. She is invited to a party at his home and there ends up stripping down to her lingerie and going for a swim. This attracts considerable interest and soon she is cast in summer stock productions. One night, Mona goes skinny dipping at a deserted beach. While she swims, a young cameraman snaps her picture, but later promises never to show a soul. They become good buddies. About then, her career stalls and she must go back to being a hatcheck girl. She also continues to pose for the photographer. Later, the artist proposes and she is very surprised. Then she learns that both the artist and the photographer have been exploiting her by selling her pictures behind her back. She angrily drops them both and ends up marrying the gossip columnist who has promised to turn her into a star.

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actor, artist, beauty-pageant, betrayal, friendship, gossip-columnist, party, stars [celebrities]