Lily Collins and Janie Bryant discuss the fashion — and the glamorous facade — of 'The Last Tycoon' – Los Angeles Times

Lily Collins had it simpler than most imagining what life can be like for an formidable scion of a showbiz household navigating the skilled, private and gender politics of Thirties Hollywood. In her new Amazon sequence “The Last Tycoon,” loosely based mostly on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel, she’s by no means removed from the storied historical past that pervaded her youth.

Together with being a second era star, the daughter of pop icon Phil Collins has been time-touring to Tinseltown’s Golden Age since she was a child, her mom Jill has lengthy been concerned in preserving, restoring and showcasing historic websites in the Hollywood area, together with Beverly Hills’ grand 90-year-outdated Greystone Mansion, which serves as her character Celia Brady’s household residence.

“I grew up spending so much of time there; I used to run round the hallways doing homework and watching folks in the home,” Collins laughs. “So now it’s prefer it’s gone full circle.”

Collins chatted with WWD simply earlier than capturing a scene set throughout the 1937 Academy Awards ceremony — in the similar Biltmore resort ballroom the place these precise Oscars had been introduced. “It performs along with your thoughts,” she says. “You go searching and everybody’s spotlessly good of-the-period, and you actually neglect that you've got a cellular phone ready for you at your chair.”