Frederica Sagor Maas Liane speaks with 99-year-old former Hollywood screenwriter Frederica Sagor Maas (SAY-GOR MOSS). She's written a book, "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim: A Writer in Early Hollywood" (University Press of Kentucky), detailing her 30 year career in the movies. Maas wrote screenplays for major studios, including MGM, Universal and Warner Brothers and for major stars such as Norma Shearer and Clara Bow. She continued working as silent movies gave way to sound and, then, technicolor and was blacklisted during the McCarthy years. She finally gave up what she calls her "insane career" in 1950.
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Frederica Sagor Maas

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Frederica Sagor Maas

Frederica Sagor Maas

Frederica Sagor Maas

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Liane speaks with 99-year-old former Hollywood screenwriter Frederica Sagor Maas (SAY-GOR MOSS). She's written a book, "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim: A Writer in Early Hollywood" (University Press of Kentucky), detailing her 30 year career in the movies. Maas wrote screenplays for major studios, including MGM, Universal and Warner Brothers and for major stars such as Norma Shearer and Clara Bow. She continued working as silent movies gave way to sound and, then, technicolor and was blacklisted during the McCarthy years. She finally gave up what she calls her "insane career" in 1950.