Movie director Zack Jackson needed a hit movie to resurrect his career, and he was certain that the true story of a "sporting girl" at the Ooh La La brothel in New Orleans in 1898 was just the ticket. Only one thing stood in his way: Kate Matthews, a stubborn history consultant who insisted on strict historical accuracy. Little did Zack know that before the shoot was over, he and Kate would be making a little Ooh, La La! of their own.
Love Spell, Aug 2002, 5.99
Director Zack Jackson wants to do a movie set in a brothel in historical New Orleans, but his last few films came in late, over budget, and flopped at the box office. He explains his idea to the caustic CEO of Parapet Pictures Goldman that he found an article in the Historical Research Quarterly written by New Orleans University Professor Kate Matthews on a true story that Zack believes will make quite a film. Goldman agrees to finance the movie, but insists that Professor Matthews be hired as a consultant.
Kate is thrilled to be on the team until she realizes that Zack is ignoring authenticity. She informs the director that she can supply him with exciting real historical happenings that will bring action to his movie. As they work together, the professor and the filmmaker fall in love, but will this be a Hollywood type ending?
OOH, LA, LA! lives up to its title as an exciting contemporary romance that enhances the plot with the historical red light district of New Orleans. The story line engages the audience from the moment Kate and Zack meet and never lets up until the film is finished. Kate is a wonderful protagonist who believes in what she is doing; Zack is a talented individual trying to make a film his way while satisfying Goldman, a throwback to the big studio days with a lot of time on his hands. Robin Wells provides fans with an entertaining novel that is fun to read.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner