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General Information

Name:  Louella Parsons  

Pen Name: Louella O. Parsons, Louella Oettinger Parsons


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1881 in Freeport, Illinois

Died: 1972 in Santa Monica, California

-- Louella Parsons on Women Film Pioneers Project --
-- Louella Parsons on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

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.

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Titles At Your Library

How to Write for the "Movies"
ISBN: B00087XA9S

A. C. McClurg & Co.. 1915

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How To Write For The "movies"<br/><br/><author> Louella Oettinger Parsons<br/><br/><publisher> McClurg, 1915<br/><br/><subjects> Performing Arts Screenplays Motion picture plays Motion pictures Performing Arts / Screenplays <br /><p /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20%"><img src="" /></td> <td width="80%"> <strong>The Gay Illiterate</strong><br /> ISBN: <a href="" target="new">B0007DTAXS</a><p /> Garden City Pub. Co. 1945<p /> Hard cover as shown. Light fading of cover. Back half of dust jacket folded and included with book. On the back of dust jacket is "To Louella Parsons From Her Daughter". Ships promptly.p<p /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="20%"><img src="" /></td> <td width="80%"> <strong>Tell It To Louella</strong><br /> ISBN: <a href="" target="new">B0017CXSY0</a><p /> G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1961<p /> Book<p /> </td> </tr> </table> <p /> <hr /> <p /> </div> <hr class="hide"> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="leftColumn"> <div class="inside"> <div id="cornerLogo"> <div class="placeHolder" style="background-color:#ffffff;"> <center><img src="" height="165px" alt="Logo of the Illinois Center for the Book" /></center> </div> </div> <div id="mainMenu"> <div class="leftBlock"> <p /> <h3>By Last Name</h3> <div class="vnav"> <center> <ul> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">A</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">B</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">C</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">D</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">E</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">F</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">G</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">H</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">I</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">J</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">K</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">L</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">M</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">N</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">O</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">P</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">Q</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">R</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">S</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">T</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">U</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">V</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">W</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">X</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">Y</a></li> <li><a href="/cgi-bin/illinoisAuthors/">Z</a></li> </ul> </center> </div> <p /> </div> <div class="leftBlock"> <p /> <strong>Illinois State Library</strong> <p /> <strong><a href="">Home Page</a> <p /> <strong><a href="">E-Mail Us</a></strong> <p /> <strong>217-558-2065</strong> <p /> </div> </div> <hr class="hide"> </div> </div> <div id="footer"> <p> A service of the Illinois State Library and Jesse White, Secretary of State and State Librarian<br /> 2018 </p> <hr class="hide"> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> </body> </html>