Frances Marion  

1888 –1973 (Shown on right)

A prolific writer for the screen in early Hollywood, Frances Marion is credited with writing over 300 scripts, 130 of which were made into feature films.
She won her first Academy Award in 1930 for The Big House. Many of her films starred her BFF Mary Pickford.

Mary Pickford

1892 – 1979 (on left)

“America’s Sweetheart” Mary Pickford was a film actress and one of the co-founders of United Artists, a film distribution company. Although she won an Oscar for her first “talkie,” Coquette, in 1929 she was not enamored with the addition of sound to movies. Her career waned as Hollywood transitioned from the young innocent heroine to the smart, sophisticated leading ladies of the 1930s.