Off With Their Heads Author:Frances Marion "A Serio-Comic Tale of Hollywood" is how it's subtitled, and it certainly is. Francis Marion is the esteemed screenwriter of MGM classics such as Garbo's "Anna Christie" and "Camille", "The Champ," "Dinner at Eight," and the classic of the prison genre, "The Big House." This book is a light-hearted romp through her life and career with amusing a... more »necdotes about such legends as Joan Blondell, Jean Harlow, Marie Dressler, Clark Gable and Lillian Gish. She even keeps her humor about the sudden death of her first husband, cowboy star Fred Thompson.
This is one of the best memoirs about silent-era Hollywood and it's transition to the talkies.« less