Lara Gabrielle Fowler is a freelance writer, film researcher and historian based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is currently working on the first full-length biography of Marion Davies since 1972. She has conducted research at the country’s foremost archival research centers, and has spoken about Marion Davies at the Redding Silent Film Festival, UCLA, and Hearst Castle, and regularly gives talks at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica. Lara has written the DVD notes for Undercrank Productions’ soon-to-be-released restoration of When Knighthood Was In Flower, in addition to the program notes for The Red Mill at the Kennington Bioscope Silent Film Festival in London.
She blogs about classic Hollywood at http://www.backlots.net, in operation since 2011. As a writer, she has covered the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, TCM Classic Film Festival, Noir City, and Cinecon.