Movie moguls, platinum-blonde bombshells, and a plucky girl on the run are some of the elements of Mitzi of the Ritz, a romantic mystery set in Hollywood during the great Depression. In the fall of 1930, the youthful protagonist, Mitzi Schector leaves New York and flees the machinations a local mobster. She makes an eventful cross-country trek on the famed the Santa Fe Chief and meets the cast of characters who will change her life. Mitzi arrives in Los Angeles when motion pictures were in the final stages of the not-so-rapid transformation from sound to talking pictures. Mitzi finds work as an organist at the Broadway Ritz, the last silent movie theater on Los Angeles famed Broadway theater district and her real adventure begins.