Alice Eyton i(13 works by) (a.k.a. Alice Von Saxmer)
Born: Established: 8 Jun 1874 Hokitika, West Coast, South Island,
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
; Died: Ceased: 3 Nov 1929 Pasadena, California,
United States of America (USA),

Gender: Female
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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.

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