Nick was the new guy in California, finally landing his dream job of being behind the scenes of a hit television show, but longing to be a director. Macie was an actress, always playing the chubby best friend role. They would be satisfied with just that, but fate has other plans.
An aging actress willing to do anything to become a star decides to follow a new path to her acting career after years of trying and failing, but her inflated ego continues to rise as she's confronted with reality.
A year after a shocking attack, former LA cable TV carpenter Lena Blaylock buys some cabins on the shore of Storm Lake on California’s Central Coast and fixes them up as rentals. But she never intended sharing this unique setting with mysterious ex-lawman Alex Stone, or damaged teenage runaway Teal Kinshaw. And she especially didn’t plan on sharing Desperation Falls Camp with a dead body.
Payola, or paying disc jockeys and other radio and television employees to play particular songs, was the subject of Congressional hearings in 1959 and 1960. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, was summoned to testify before a House subcommittee of investigators. At issue was censorship, the suspension of radio and television station licenses, etc. The lessons of payola are pertinent today.