From The “When Women Wrote Hollywood Archives 03: Anita Loos Papers 1917-1981., Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library

Months of research went into the creation of the essays in “When Women Wrote Hollywood.” Here are some of the resources used to enlighten today’s film lovers to the female pioneers who helped create it.


Anita Loos, screenwriter and novelist, was born on April 26, 1893, in Sisson, CA, the daughter of R. Beers and Minnie Ellen Loos. Miss Loos wrote the subtitles for D. W. Griffith’s film, Intolerance, in 1916. Her best known work is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She died on August 18, 1981, at the age of 93. The Anita Loos Papers consist of scripts, essays and articles from her career as a screenwriter and novelist. The bulk of the collection dates from 1917-1969. There are also adaptations of her works, unfinished scripts and research notes.


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Rosanne presents paper at SW/TX Popular Culture and American Culture Associations conference

This week Rosanne is presenting a paper — “The Changing Face of the Doctor’s Voice:  A Tale of Two Writers” — on the writing of the BBC program DOCTOR WHO at the joint SW/TX Popular Culture and American Culture Associations conference in San Antonio.

Rosanne Welch spent 2010 finishing her dissertation “Married, With Screenplay:  A Study of 3 Married Screenwriting Teams and the Films They Wrote” in order to receive her Ph.D from Claremont GraduateUniversity in summer 2011.  She also wrote “Class of ’80:  How (and why) the Writers of 1980 are Creating the Culture of 2010” for November issue of Written By Magazine, the magazine of the Writers Guild of America West.