The Shocking Miss Pilgrim: A Writer in Early Hollywood

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University Press of Kentucky, 12.09.2010 - 296 Seiten

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Nutzerbericht  - knahs - LibraryThing

This book details the history of Hollywood in the early silent days as well as the transition to sound. Addiitonally, you got to find out what it was like to grow up in New York City in the early 19th ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

THE SHOCKING MISS PILGRIM: A Writer in Early Hollywood

Nutzerbericht  - Kirkus

A sprightly memoir by a pioneering female screenwriter. Born in 1900 to Russian radicals who had immigrated to New York City, Frederica Sagor answered an ad for story editor at Universal and by her ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

1 Family Roots
1
2 From Columbia to Universal
12
3 Story Editor
27
4 Purchase of The Plastic Age
41
5 My Introduction to Hollywood
50
6 Hollywood Parties
68
7 My Friend Riza
85
8 The Troublemaker
105
11 The Maases Go to Europe
152
12 Swell Fish
163
13 The Depression Years
180
14 Marriage in Crisis
191
15 Motion Picture Peddler
210
16 World War II
219
17 The Desecration of Miss Pilgrim s Progress
230
18 Civil War Stories Are Out
241

Illustrations follow page
114
9 Meeting Ernest Maas
117
10 Honor Among Thieves
138
Epilogue
252
Index
259
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