Synopsis: Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm girl trying to break into the movies. While working as a waitress at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine, and is given a secret test. From there she's cuaght up in the Hollywood glamour machine (which is ruthelessly satirized in the film). She and her idol Norman marry. . .but his career abruptly dwindles to nothing as hers takes off.