Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood Read & download ¸ 108

Read & download Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood

Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood Read & download ¸ 108 É 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 1Frances 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 h. If you're passionate about the early movie industry this is the excellent book to read Before Hollywood was Hollywood it was orange groves and dirt roads and a fistful of pioneers many of whom were women Frances Marion Anita Loos Marion Davies Mary Pickford not the shy petite ingenue we see on the screen In the early days of the moving picture business Frances Marion was the highest paid screenwriter in the world Women were the directors the writers the producers the people who got the actors to show up and got the films to the screensCari Beauchamp is a spot on researcher and an accomplished storyteller Who could ask for I can I'd like a new book about women in film after WWII How did all of them get booted out of town

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R 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 histor. clap clap clap clapWhat a wonderful book written about an amazing woman I'm always interested in this era of film making and I wasn't aware that women held such a large part being directors camera editors and like the lovely Frances screenwritingI couldn't put this down very well written and I felt myself pulling for Ms Marion through all the trying times laughing during silliest and crying a tear or too with her in heartbreakI highly recommend this bio and it will be on my repeat shelf

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Without Lying Down Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early HollywoodEr 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 3000 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 calibe. It's hard for me to rate this book because reading it was such a journey and so different an experience from all the fiction I've been reading recently Frances Marion lived a full impressive and inspiring life She was linked with so many interesting people many of whom I already knew a little about before reading this book and some of whom were completely new to me Her cohorts included Marie Dressler Mary Pickford Douglas Fairbanks Irving Thalberg Louis B Mayer Hedda Hopper Greta Garbo Joan Blondell WR Hearst Marion Davies Clark Gable Lillian Gish Samuel Goldwyn Jean Harlow Joe Kennedy Anita Loos ZaSu Pitts Adela Rogers St Johns Norma Shearer Gloria Swanson Norma Talmadge and Lois Weber and those are just the major players in the story Needless to say its riveting stuff but it can also be tricky at times to keep track of everyone If you have any interest at all in early Hollywood andor strong creative women and you're in the mood for an expansive biography this book a breathtaking work of biographical scholarship is a good choice