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Online Event: “Frances Marion, Hollywood’s Favourite Storyteller,” Friday, Jan 26, 2024

As part of this year’s Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, this online event is open to all and will premiere on YouTube at the advertised start time. Book a ticket to have the relevant viewing link sent to you directly via email on the day of the premiere.

Starting out in the silent era, the double Oscar-winning Frances Marion wrote screenplays that delighted stars, studio executives and audiences. Working with names such as Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Marie Dressler and Greta Garbo, Marion wrote roles that defined stars’ personas, and appealed deeply to the majority-female cinemagoing audience. She wrote the films that made Pickford the Queen of Hollywood and gave Garbo her first line of dialogue.

A good friend, a staunch feminist and an adventurer, Marion also worked as a war correspondent and a film director. This online presentation conducted by Pamela Hutchinson and illustrated with clips accompanied by Mike Nolan, will explore the fascinating career of a ground-breaking talent who created many of Hollywood’s best stories.

Visit the HippFrest website for more information and to book tickets.