Contributor biographical information for Adventures of Hollywood secretary : her private letters from inside the studios of the 1920s / letters of Valeria Belletti ; edited and annotated by Cari Beauchamp.


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Valeria Belletti was born in New Jersey on October 11, 1898, the only child of Italian immigrants. Before working for Samuel Goldwyn and Cecil B. DeMille in the mid-1920s, she was secretary to founder of the Theater Guild, Lawrence Langner, in Manhattan. Cari Beauchamp is the author of Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood (UC Press, 1998), editor of Anita Loos Rediscovered: Film Treatments and Fiction by Anita Loos, Creator of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (UC Press, 2003), and coauthor of Hollywood on the Riviera (1992). She is an Emmy nominated documentary film writer and lives in Los Angeles.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles -- Anecdotes.
Belletti, Valeria, -- 1898-1959 -- Correspondence.
Secretaries -- United States -- Correspondence.