‘I was self-invented, adapting myself minute by minute, a girl on the run. And yes, built for speed.’At seventeen, Susanna Moore left her home in Hawai’i, with no money, no belongings and no prospects. But in Philadelphia, an unexpected gift of four trunks of beautiful clothes allowed her to assume the first of many disguises.
Her journey takes her from New York to Los Angeles where she becomes a model and meets Joan Didionand Audrey Hepburn. She works as a script reader for Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson, and is givena screen test by Mike Nichols. But beneath Miss Aluminium’s glittering fairytale surface lies the story of a girl’s insatiable hunger tolearn.
Moore gives us a sardonic, often humorous portrait of Hollywood in the seventies and of a youngwoman’s hard-won arrival at selfhood.