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She, like, Frances Marion, was one of the greats.
I thought that her research was extensive and considering the limited amount of information available on women in this era, very complete.
With great appreciation, Without Lying Down tells the story of how women influenced the movie industry in its infancy.
Francis Marion was the movie industry's leading screenwriter for 40 years. Her story is the growth of the movie industry. from the early 1900s until the 1940's. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gordon F. Schaye
I got this book to get a general idea about the lives of women screenwriters in the early years of Hollywood; I didn't have a particular interest in Marion. Read morePublished 10 months ago by LifeboatB
Frances Marion is one of the most interesting people from the film industry. She was a pioneer and a rebel. Her story has largely been ignored because of her gender.Published 19 months ago by kathleen t thompson
The item description was perfect. I had ordered this as a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law and inadvertently mixed up the numbers on my expiration date so I feared that it would... Read morePublished on January 22, 2012 by tarheel
The name of Frances Marion was one that would get mentioned in passing in various Hollywood biogs I read and I always used to think "Who was that woman? Read morePublished on January 3, 2012 by Martin Turnbull
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... Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by Linda Robinson
As someone who definitely would have been a card- and gun-carrying member of the 'constipated citizens', I plucked this off the library shelf because I'd never heard of Frances... Read morePublished on March 26, 2011 by Bruce Swanson
While I loved reading about the women in this book, I think its real contribtion is the description of how the business worked - and didn't work - through its early and maturing... Read morePublished on November 27, 2009 by greatfilms fan
I was thrilled to learn that there would at last be a biography of Frances Marion. But as I labor my way through this book, forcing myself through chapter after chapter of vapid... Read morePublished on June 30, 2008 by Mark Thrice