Born: Established: ca. 1877
A native of New Zealand, Alice Eyton wrote Australian-themed stories for the press before moving to the United States, where she became a 'scenario writer' for motion pictures of the silent era. She married Robert Von Saxmer, and her brother Charles F. Eyton (1871-1941), a former boxing promotor, was also involved in the motion picture industry. Alice died in 1929, from burns received after her costume caught fire at a Halloween party.
New York Times 4 Nov 1929. p.24.
Donna R. Casella. 'Feminism and the Female Author: the Not So Silent Career of the Woman Scenarist in Hollywood, 1896-1930'. Quarterly Review of Film and Video 23 (2006): 217-35.