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Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood begins at an MGM-sponsored orgy at the Ambassador Hotel, as told through the eyes of one of the attendees, a young screenwriter named Frederica Sagor. Sagor would go on to pen one of the frankest memoirs of 1920s Hollywood, revealing the systematic sexual exploitation of women in the film industry by men like Marshall Neilan—one of Howard Hughes’ early mentors. Sagor’s story also details how tough it was for a woman to hold onto power as Hollywood evolved.