Anastasia was just a little girl when she first came to Los Angeles with her mother in 1926, to pursue her mother's dream of conquering Hollywood. But it wasn't her mother under the spotlights—it was her. She became the star her mother wanted, but at a terrible price. The fame that endears her to millions also puts her in shackles, at the mercy of those who control her. How long will it take before she cracks? And what will she do then? This is a story that calls into question the so-called golden era of Hollywood, when the "dream factory" resembled a Byzantine empire, above the law and fed by vanity and greed.