LOS FELIZ CONFIDENTIAL A MEMOIR

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BIOGRAPHICAL

1960s & '70s

NORA NOVAK

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LFC chronicles Novak's life from immigration to poignant childhood and rebellious teen years through her adventurous, sexy, freewheeling twenties. It follows her escapades through the glittering 70's as she encompasses the unique culture of this decadent era with a seductive sense of sophistication.

Genre

Biographical

Short Summary

The beginning sets the scene of the party house in Los Feliz including the main characters before moving to childhood.


The main character (myself) is at a crossroads and makes a big decision to leave Los Feliz and change her lifestyle in a different relationship. Also includes a PLAYLIST

Setting

U,S London Paris Antwerp So. of France

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Other

Plot - Other Elements

Other

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Nora

Age: 2-30

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Educated,Underdog,Sexy,Funny,Visionary,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Dee

Age: 20-30

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Crazy,Charming,Funny,Engaging,Sophisticated,Seductive,Visionary,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Jay

Age: 25-30

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Engaging,Flexible,Educated,Masculine,Outspoken,Funny,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Jon Tate

Age: 20-30

Gender: Lgbt

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Crazy,Engaging,Flexible,Seductive,Outspoken,Masculine

Development Pitch

Once upon a time in Hollywood, a rock n roll, fun loving, leggy blond arrived ready to be a star and party like it was 1975, which it was. This story is a whirlwind tour of Novak's life as an adventurous, sophisticated and artistic glamour girl; a kaliedesopic, upbeat glimpse of her life abroad and under the Hollwood sign. As the experimental 60's morph into the decdent 70's and aspiring to be an actress, Novak moves in with a trust funded eccentric owner of a castle-like hillside manor. (Honey West meets the depraved Professor.) Sex, drugs and rock n roll prevail with a rich and rhythmic narrative in this party house. Fraying edges; the coupling of lost Hollywood glamour, glam rock, punk rock and disco debauchery. Originally from Antwerp Belgium, Nora grew up with Old World parents and never lost her connection to Flemish culture as she travels the globe before settling in Los Feliz in a lifestyle of excess that portrays an explosive time of cultural change. Along with her outlandish costume designer girlfriend (Jean Harlow meets Joan Rivers) these blondes on blow keep the party going with their favorite and fabulous gay boy Jon Tate. These descriptive tales are very visual and full of 70's rock infused fashion. Freedom, platforms, great music and good times are all part of the journey until Novak meets a new man and makes a very big change.

About The Author

Nora Novak is a mixed-media artist, writer, actress and designer of loungewear. Novak is the author of ART DAMAGED, a novel and the FEMME FATALE collection. a catalog. She is a contributing writer to the rock n roll pop cuture see website pleasekillme.com noranovak.com scroll down for Los Feliz Confidential by Nora Novak- Book Trailer

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+

Target Gender: Female Leaning,Universal,Other,LGBT Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Traveling Shoes pres for Lulu

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

978-1-387-02740-8

Genre

ROMANCE, MATURE AUDIENCE, LGBT

Brief

Nora is a glamorous blondie living the highest drugs, sex and rock n roll life the 70's in LA could offer. As she recalls the life path which took her to the first scene, including immigration along with her parents from Antwerp, Belgium, to the USA; she retraces her childhood, teenage years and search for fame and success. She also finds herself torn between her boyfriend Jay and her new found love James - and leaving Jay she is ready to start anew in the 80's.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

FIRST PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: EXCELLENT

Commerciality: EXCELLENT

Franchise Potential: EXCELLENT

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: FAIR

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Book profile reflects book accurately.

Draw of Story

The first scene of the book is inviting and glamourous. Writer is successful in her description of the 70's surroundings and parties as well as characters.

Possible Drawbacks

Nothing made me want to put the book down, however on page 34 the way the author references disabled kids is outdated and can be considered offensive.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook on this story are the glamorous parties, eccentric characters, the looks and the appetizing visuals of LA in the 70's, all of these nicely recounted by the author.

Fanbase Potential

It could have a large fanbase if adapted because characters are charming - strong personalities and looks, many searching for fame and a place in the world.

Awards Potential

It could have awards potential if adapted because the narrative is visually abundant and characters are cool, eccentric and fun; great soundtrack as well.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

ALMOST FAMOUS

What’s New About the Story

The original thing about this story is that it is an autobiographical 70's memoir and author shows vulnerability when describing her frustrated attempts to become a star. However, after recalling her childhood and teenage years which are greatly written involving historical elements, author loses a bit of perspective on her surroundings and narrow focus on personal relations, which makes structure a bit confusing.x

Lead Characters

Nora is a beautiful european blonde woman who was also elegant and well-educated. Character is charismatic, vulnerable and keeps a down-to-earth atmosphere even though is living wildly in the 70's.

Uniqueness of Story

It is a rare gem as it is a story that is full of flavor, however some work has to be done on the structure of narrative.

Possible Formats

Film: Studio, Indie, Streaming TV Series: Network, Cable, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

RECOMMEND

Justification

I recommend it because author is a great narrator, her descriptions are delightful and the story is enticing, glittery and glamorous.