Pen Name: Louella O. Parsons, Louella Oettinger Parsons
Born: 1881 in Freeport, Illinois
Died: 1972 in Santa Monica, California
Parsons was born in Freeport and moved to Dixon with her family in 1890. In 1912, she moved to Chicago and began writing the first gossip column Chicago Record Herald in 1914.
Biographical and Professional Information
Parsons was a renowned editor, gossip columnist, journalist, screenwriter and author. She was the unofficial Queen of Hollywood, and the first person to write a gossip column for the newspapers.
How to Write for the "Movies", A. C. McClurg & Co., 1915
The Gay Illiterate, Garden City Pub. Co., 1944
Tell It to Louella, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1961
Titles at Your Library
How to Write for the "Movies"
Release Date: 1915
The Gay Illiterate
Release Date: 1945
Tell It to Louella
Release Date: 1961
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