Delightful if a little convoluted toward the end. I enjoyed it very much.
INTRODUCING GILDA LIBERTY AND HER ECCENTRIC MOVIE-MAD FAMILY... If the cameras had been rolling when eighty-two-year-old film legend Mae Liberty ascended to that big movie studio in the sky, she would have won her second Oscar. After all, her dying word was "Rosebud." But now her funeral in Hollywood is drawing raves -- not to mention the threat of blackmail, a case of arson, and an uninvited corpse.
On the scene are Mae's infamously eclipsed twin sister, three generations of the loony Liberty lineage, and her niece Gilda -- the sole voice of reason in this odd acting dynasty. Gilda left Tinseltown years ago, hoping never to return. Now she has become the reluctant heir to a crumbling legacy: the Paradise, a once-opulent movie palace that has preserved not only Mae's memories -- but her secrets as well. With the aid of a seasoned private eye, Gilda soon discovers a tangled family plot hidden in every frame of Mae's illustrious past.