Cover of: Without lying down | Cari Beauchamp

About the Book

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.

Edition Notes

"A Lisa Drew book."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-453) and index.

Other Titles Frances Marion and the powerful women of early Hollywood


Dewey Decimal Class 812/.52, B
Library of Congress PS3525.A6549 Z54 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination 475 p. :
Number of pages 475

ID Numbers

Open Library OL24750790M
Internet Archive withoutlyingdown00beau
ISBN 10 0684802139
ISBN 13 9780684802138
LC Control Number 97000641
OCLC/WorldCat 36245942

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