Holly's Reviews > Without Lying Down: Screenwriter Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood

Without Lying Down by Cari Beauchamp
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Aug 24, 07

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Frances Marion was an AMAZING woman and I must say I had never heard of her, had no idea. She was the highest paid screenwriter pretty much ever (a huge deal in 1930's Hollywood) and was also an accomplished sculptor and concert pianist. She and her husband, a movie cowboy, had a huge farm with probably a gazillion animals. She was friends with people in the Algonquin Circle and also worked with most of the big female stars of the time (Mary Pickford, Theda Bara, Greta Garbo...)

Fascinating description of early LA/Hollywood, the film industry, and feminism in the early/mid-1900's.
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