Archive for January 8th, 2012

Jose Ferrer’s 100th Birthday

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

100th BIRTHDAY

 

 

PUERTO RICAN-BORN AMERICAN ACTOR

 

 

 

Click here to watch Jose Ferrer in Cyrano de Bergerac

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Frederica Sagor Maas Obituary

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

OBITUARY

Frederica Sagor Maas dies at 111; silent film screenwriter

 

  

One of Frederica Sagor Maas’ scripts launched Clara Bow. Maas eventually quit the movie business in disgust and much later wrote a scathing book about the industry.

 

By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
January 7, 2012

 

One of the last links to the silent film era, Frederica Sagor Maas wrote the script for 1925’s “The Plastic Age,” which launched actress Clara Bow. But she watched in horror as her serious treatment on women and work was turned into a frivolous 1947 musical, “The Shocking Miss Pilgrim,” starring Betty Grable.

 

It was Maas’ final Hollywood credit.

 

Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Frederica Sagor Maas

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