Individual Author Record
Name: Louella ParsonsPen Name: Louella O. Parsons, Louella Oettinger Parsons Genre: Audience: Adult; Born: 1881 in Freeport, Illinois Died: 1972 in Santa Monica, California
-- Louella Parsons on Women Film Pioneers Project -- https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/ccp-louella-parsons-and-harriet-parsons/
-- Louella Parsons on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=louella++parsons
Illinois ConnectionParsons 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 InformationParsons 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., 1915The Gay Illiterate, Garden City Pub. Co., 1944Tell It to Louella, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1961