Lara Gabrielle Fowler

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About Lara Gabrielle Fowler

Hi everyone! I'm Lara, and I'm a California-based classic film writer and historian. I write Backlots, an award-winning classic film blog, and I'm currently working on a full-length biography of Marion Davies, the first since 1972. Backlots readers will find pieces on frequently seen classics and lesser-known gems, as well as book reviews, festival coverage, and pieces on the history, theory and culture of film. My work often places classic film into a politically progressive and relevant framework, creating a modern feel with which readers can identify. I travel frequently to cover film festivals and conferences, and bring back unique, exclusive, and exciting content to my blog's many followers.

My upcoming biography on Marion Davies has taken me all over the world for research, interviews, and speaking events. I'm proud to say that I have been established as the foremost authority on Davies' life and career. I've conducted research at the Library of Congress, Columbia, the Margaret Herrick Library, USC, UCLA, and at private archives in the UK and France. I wrote the program notes for the screening of The Red Mill at Kennington Bioscope Silent Film Festival in London and the DVD notes for the restoration of When Knighthood Was in Flower. My article on Marion Davies’ transition to sound appeared in the summer 2018 edition of the Missouri Review.

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