Cari Beauchamp is a singular voice in the world of film history writing. For this online talk with Mark Cousins she will talk through a series of images which illustrate the unique work of 20 women who made a telling contribution to the early days of cinema.
Cari Beauchamp is the award winning author of ‘Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and The Powerful Women of Early Hollywood’. She also edited and annotated ‘Anita Loos Rediscovered: Film Treatments and Fiction by the Creator of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ and co-wrote ‘Hollywood on the Riviera: The Inside Story of the Cannes Film Festival’. Her book, Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary: Her Private Letters from Inside the Studios of the 1920s, was published in 2006 and has been optioned for television. Her books have been selected for “Best of the Year” lists by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Amazon.
In Joseph P. Kennedy Presents, Cari Beauchamp brilliantly explored an unknown chapter in Kennedy’s biography as a Hollywood Movie mogul.
Cari wrote the Emmy nominated documentary film ‘The Day my God Died’ which played on PBS. She has also been interviewed in over a dozen documentaries including Turner Classic Movie’s Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood and Mark Cousin’s The Story of Film.
She has written for Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times. She has twice been named the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Scholar and is currently serving as resident scholar of the Mary Pickford Foundation.
Before turning to writing on a full time basis in 1990, she worked as a private investigator, a campaign manager and served as Press Secretary to California Governor Jerry Brown. She lives in Los Angeles.