Individual Author Record
Name: Louella ParsonsPen Name: Louella O. Parsons, Louella Oettinger Parsons Genre: C:ADULT Born: 1881 in Freeport, Illinois Sites:
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., 1915''The Gay Illiterate'', Garden City Pub. Co., 1944''Tell It to Louella'', G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1961