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Without lying down : Frances Marion and the powerful women of early Hollywood

Author: Cari Beauchamp
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frances Marion was Hollywood's highest paid screenwriter - male or female - for almost three decades. She was the first woman to twice win an Academy Award for screenwriting. From 1916 to 1946 she wrote over two hundred scripts covering every conceivable genre for stars such as Mary Pickford, Gary Cooper, Greta Garbo, Marion Davies, Rudolph Valentino, Clark Gable, Marion Davies, Rudolph Valentino, Clark Gable, and
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beauchamp, Cari.
Without lying down.
New York : Scribner, c1997
(OCoLC)606136612
Online version:
Beauchamp, Cari.
Without lying down.
New York : Scribner, c1997
(OCoLC)631154722
Named Person: Frances Marion; Frances Marion; Frances Marion
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cari Beauchamp
ISBN: 0684802139 9780684802138
OCLC Number: 36245942
Notes: "A Lisa Drew book."
Description: 475 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Other Titles: Frances Marion and the powerful women of early Hollywood
Responsibility: Cari Beauchamp.

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Frances Marion was Hollywood's highest paid screenwriter - male or female - for almost three decades. She was the first woman to twice win an Academy Award for screenwriting. From 1916 to 1946 she wrote over two hundred scripts covering every conceivable genre for stars such as Mary Pickford, Gary Cooper, Greta Garbo, Marion Davies, Rudolph Valentino, Clark Gable, Marion Davies, Rudolph Valentino, Clark Gable, and Marie Dressler. Irving Thalberg "adored her and trusted.

her completely," William Randolph Hearst named her for the head of west coast production for his Cosmopolitan studios, and in 1928, Sam Goldwyn raised her salary to an unparalleled $3,000 a week. Her stories were directed by George Cukor, John Ford, Alan Dwan, and King Vidor, and she went on to direct and produce a dozen films on her own. On top of all this, she painted, sculpted, spoke several languages fluently, and played "concert caliber" piano. Though she married.

four times, had two sons, and a dozen lovers, Frances's life story is mostly the story of her female friendships. As talented, successful, and prolific as Frances Marion was, these relationships were as legendary as her scripts. Without Lying Down is an eminently readable and meticulously documented portrait of a previously hidden era that was arguably one of the most creative and supportive for women in American history.

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