The Shocking Miss Pilgrim A Writer in Early Hollywood (Hardcover)
|Author: Frederica Sagor Maas|
|In 1920 a young journalism student answered an ad for "Assistant to Story Editor at Universal Pictures". Frederica Sagor's new job found her reviewing the opening night performances of Broadway plays and she quickly became the story editor herself.|
But when Universal reneged on their contract with her, Sagor moved to Hollywood and launched her own writing career by drafting a screenplay of the bestselling novel The Plastic Age for then "It" girl Clara Bow. In the years to come, she befriended and worked with numerous actors and directors, including Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Eric yon Stroheim.
As a young woman working in an industry run by powerful men, Frederica was an outspoken pioneer, and her provocative, nonconformist ways brought her both success and failure. Her revealing memoir illuminates the plight of Hollywood writers and offers a unique perspective on the early film industry.