Saturday, 10 August 2019

948) Lorna Moon

Lorna Moon (born Nora Helen Wilson Low; 1886 – 1930). Scottish author and screenwriter from the early days of Hollywood. She is best known as the author of the bestselling novel Dark Star (1929) and as one of the earliest and most successful female screenwriters. As a screenwriter, she developed screenplays for notables including Gloria Swanson, Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore and Greta Garbo.
Her screen credits include The Affairs of Anatol (1921), Don't Tell Everything (1921), Her Husband's Trademark (1922), Too Much Wife (1922), Upstage (1926), After Midnight (1927), Women Love Diamonds (1927), Mr. Wu (1927) and Love (1927).
Her literary works include Doorways in Drumorty (1925), a collection of short stories, and the novel Dark Star (1929). Dark Star was a critical success, and in 1930 was adapted for the screen as Min and Bill, starring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery.

. "His daughter Nora, with her dark-red hair, intense beauty, and passion for reading, also saw herself as different from those around her."

- "She had red hair, the vivacity that often accompanies it, as well as talent.…

- "... a fascinating intellectual type and very beautiful with her red hair and deep topz eyes."…

- "... her fellow screenwriter Lorna Moon, a small, attractive red-headed SCottish woman..."…

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