Buzz·Posted on Jul 30, 2013Did You Know That Most Hollywood Screenwriters Used To Be Women?In the 1920's and early 1930's, women dominated the screenwriting profession in Hollywood — and they were the highest paid, too. Here are a few of the most famous lady scribes.by Kristin ChiricoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Frances Marion was the highest paid screenwriter of either gender in the 1920's and 1930's. filmreference.com / Via nwhm.org In 1930, she was the first woman to win an academy award, and over 130 of her scripts were made into films. She was also super cute besties with silent film legend Mary Pickford! Via babesofvintage.tumblr.com Marion and Pickford teamed up on many films together, sort of like a more functional Liz Lemon and Jenna Maroney. Anita Loos wrote a little movie you may have heard of called Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Via vol1brooklyn.tumblr.com That would go on to be re-made with Marilyn Monroe. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via rebloggy.com Even during the Great Depression, Anita made $2,500 a week. That's about $34,000 a week in today's money. Via nndb.com William Faulkner, Aldous Huxley, and Edith Wharton all wrote her fan letters! Elinor Glyn wrote It, which introduced the concept of the "It Girl." Via en.wikipedia.org It made Clara Bow a star. Jeanie MacPherson was known as Cecil B. Demille's screenwriter. Via wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu She collaborated exclusively with him for 15 years. In addition to being a screenwriter, Lois Weber was also a prolific director. Via wordpress.com She was the first woman director to establish and run her own movie studio, and eventually was hired by Louis B. Mayer for $3,500 a week to direct films. Two-time Academy Award nominee Lenore Coffee was a highly sought-after script doctor, specializing in making movies funny. Via upload.wikimedia.org And when Dorothy Parker and her actor husband Alan Campell moved to Hollywood together, and signed their first contracts with Paramount, she was making four times as much as him. content.answcdn.com $1000 a week, y'all!