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Did 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.

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In addition to being a screenwriter, Lois Weber was also a prolific director.


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.