Picture Perfect ~ a play by David Charles Manners

PICTURE PERFECT

BY DAVID CHARLES MANNERS

Twenty years after Margaret Chute was first seduced by Hollywood in 1926, her conscience has stopped her sleeping. Another cocktail might help. But can she muster the courage to finally expose the truth and admit her guilt – whatever the price?

A monologue written and designed by David Charles Manners, based on the true story of his grandmother’s cousin, Hollywood’s first freelance journalist and a pioneering photographer. Picture Perfect premiered in July 2021 at The Stables Theatre, Hastings, featuring the highly-acclaimed Liza Sadovy directed by Tony Graham, produced by BallyBest Productions in association with Beckman Unicorn.

Liza Sadovy in Picture Perfect by David Charles Manners

This is really lovely stuff […] I do wish you luck with it because I think it’s great. What an amazing relative to have.
Dame HARRIET WALTER

I love the script and hope so much you can take it as far as possible. I hope too that you have managed in all respects to keep your head above water this last year. Picture Perfect will be a wonderful way to emerge.
Dame PATRICIA HODGE

Margaret Chute is a fascinating character.
CELIA IMRIE

I hope she is given her rightful place in the History of Hollywood.
MARIA COOPER JANIS, daughter of GARY COOPER

Liza Sadovy in Picture Perfect by David Charles Manners
Gary Cooper & Margaret Chute during filming of Half a Bride - Laguna 1928 - taken by Clifton L (Picture Perfect by David Charles Manners)

 Margaret Chute with Gary Cooper 

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