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Frances Marion
Frances Marion

Frances Marion (November 18, 1888 - May 12, 1973) was an American journalist, author, and screenwriter often cited as the most renowned female screenwriter of the twentieth century alongside June Mathis and Anita Loos Image File history File links Frances_Marion. ... Image File history File links Frances_Marion. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the toll-free telephone number see Toll-free telephone number Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ... June Mathis (June 30, 1892, Leadville, Colorado USA - July 26, 1927, New York City, USA) was born June Beulah Hughes, and adopted her stepfathers surname, Mathis. ... Anita Loos (April 26, 1888 – August 18, 1981) was an acclaimed American screenwriter, playwright and author. ...


Born Marion Benson Owens in San Francisco, California, she worked as a journalist and served overseas as a combat correspondent during World War I. On her return home, she moved to Los Angeles and was hired as a writing assistant by "Lois Weber Productions", a film company owned and operated by pioneer female film director Lois Weber. San Francisco redirects here. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Lois Weber (June 13, 1881 - November 13, 1939) was an American silent film actor and producer and director, and was the first woman to direct a full-length feature film when she directed The Merchant of Venice in 1914. ...


As "Frances Marion," she wrote many scripts for actress/filmmaker Mary Pickford, including Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and The Poor Little Rich Girl, as well as scripts for numerous other successful films of the 1920s and 1930s. She became the first female to win an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1930 for the film The Big House, she received the Academy Award for Best Story for The Champ in 1932. She was credited with writing 300 scripts and over 130 produced films. She directed and occasionally appeared in some of Mary Pickford's early movies. Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was an Oscar-winning Canadian motion picture star and co-founder of United Artists in 1919. ... Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917) is a silent film directed by Marshall Neilan based upon the novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin. ... The Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1917 film which tells the story of a rich girl whose parents ignore her and whose servants push her around, until tragedy brings them to realize the error of their ways. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Big House is a 1930 film that was written by Joseph Farnham, Martin Flavin, Frances Marion and Lennox Robinson, and was directed by George W. Hill. ... The Academy Award for Best Story was the Academy Award that was the predecessor to the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay which was introduced in 1940. ... The Champ is a 1931 movie that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


For many years she was under contract to MGM Studios but independently wealthy, she left Hollywood in 1946 to devote more time to writing stage plays and novels. MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... A stage play is a dramatic work intended for performance before a live audience, or a performance of such a work. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ...

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Marriage

She was married four times, first to Wesley de Lappe, and later to Robert Pike, both prior to changing her name. In 1919, she wed Fred Thomson, who co-starred with Mary Pickford in The Love Light in 1921. After Thomson's unexpected death in 1928, she married director George W. Hill in 1930, but that marriage ended in divorce in 1933. Frederick Clifton Thomson (February 26, 1890–December 25, 1928) was an American silent film cowboy. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... George William Hill (April 25, 1895 - August 10, 1934) was an American film director and cinematographer. ...


Frances Marion died in 1973. For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ...


Biography

In 1997, author Cari Beauchamp published her biography under the title Without Lying Down: Frances Marion And The Power Of Women In Hollywood. A New York Times "Notable Book." In 2000, with support from the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the book was made into a television documentary with the same title and aired on Turner Classic Movies. The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ...


Selected Screenplays

For the Shirley Temple film see A Little Princess (1939 film) The Little Princess (1917) is a silent film directed by Marshall Neilan based upon the novel, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. ... The Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1917 film which tells the story of a rich girl whose parents ignore her and whose servants push her around, until tragedy brings them to realize the error of their ways. ... Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917) is a silent film directed by Marshall Neilan based upon the novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin. ... Anne of Green Gables (1919) is a silent film directed by William Desmond Taylor based upon the novel, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... The Toll of the Sea was a motion picture produced by the Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation, and released by Metro Pictures in 1922. ... Stella Dallas is a 1937 film which tells the story of a woman who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her daughter. ... Poster for The Son of the Sheik. The Son of the Sheik was a 1926 silent movie directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Banky. ... Bringing Up Father was a comic strip created by George McManus that ran from January 12, 1913 to May 28, 2000. ... The Wind is a 1928 film in which a woman from the East moves to East Texas and must live with the constant blowing wind, sand, and brutal men. ... Their Own Desire is a 1929 film which tells the story of a young woman who is upset by the knowledge that her father is divorcing her mother in order to marry another woman. ... The Rogue Song is a 1930 musical romance film which tells the story of a Russian bandit who falls in love with a princess, but takes his revenge on her when her brother rapes and kills his sister. ... Anna Christie is a play in four acts by Eugene ONeill. ... The Big House is a 1930 film that was written by Joseph Farnham, Martin Flavin, Frances Marion and Lennox Robinson, and was directed by George W. Hill. ... Min and Bill is a 1931 film which tells the story of a dockside bar owner who tries to keep the girl she has raised from infancy, while loving and fighting with the boozy captain of a fishing boat. ... The Champ is a 1931 movie that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... The Secret Six (1931) is an early gangster movie, starring Wallace Beery as Slaughterhouse Scorpio and featuring Lewis Stone, Johnny Mack Brown (billed as John Mack Brown), Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, and Ralph Bellamy. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: no content If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... Dinner at Eight is a 1933 Hollywood romantic comedy and dramatic motion picture production by MGM Studios. ... Camille is an American 1936 drama film directed by George Cukor and produced by Irving Thalberg and Bernard H. Hyman, from a screenplay by James Hilton, Zoe Akins and Frances Marion. ... Infobox Film | name = Green Hell | image = | image_size = | caption = | director = James Whale | producer = Harry E. Edington | writer = Frances Marion | narrator = | starring = Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. ...

Books by Frances Marion

  • Minnie Flynn (1925)
  • Valley People (1935)
  • How to Write and Sell Film Stories (1937)
  • Molly, Bless Her (1937)
  • Westward The Dream (1948)
  • The Powder Keg (1953)

External Links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ...

References

  • Beauchamp, C. Marion, Frances. American National Biography Online, Feb. 2000.

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Marion, who was born in 1888 and died in 1973, called writing "the refuge of the shy," putting a positive spin on the anonymity that went along with the role.
Frances Marion was quick to tell him that until he stopped casting Davies as an innocent in glamorous costume epics and let her natural comedic talents blossom, Davies didn't have a chance to be a real star.
Marion's frustration grew as she was ordered to doctor other writers' scripts, and she finally left MGM in 1946 to follow writers like Loos and Rogers St. Johns to New York to write plays and novels.
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