Lenore J. Coffee

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San Francisco, California, USA
Novelist and screenwriter, educated at Dominican College in San Rafael, California. An avid movie enthusiast in her youth, she came to films after replying to an advertising campaign launched by actress Clara Kimball Young, who was on the lookout for better scripts. Coffee won the competition and sold her the screenplay for The Better Wife (1919) for $100. Shortly after, she was offered a one-year Hollywood contract. Her initial work in the movie colony consisted of devising title cards and collaborating on adaptations from original material, invariably for romantic melodramas. Read more...