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- The Versatiles: A Study of Supporting Character
Actors and Actresses in the American Motion Picture, 1930-1955
by Alfred E. Twomey and Arthur F. McClure (A.S. Barnes & Co., 1969).
- The MGM Stock Company: The Golden Era by James
Robert Parish and Ronald L. Bauers (London: Ian Allan, Ltd., 1973).
- Slapstick Queens by James Robert Parish (A.S.
- Universal Pictures: A Panoramic History in Words,
Pictures and Filmographies by Michael G. Fitzgerald (New Rochelle,
NY: Arlington House Publishers, 1977).
- Hollywood Character Actors by James Robert
Parish (Westport, CT: Arlington House, 1978).
- The Funsters by James Robert Parish and
William T. Leonard (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1979).
- Hollywood lesbians by Boze
Hadleigh (New York: Barricade Books, c1994).
- "A" Western Filmmakers: A Biographical Dictionary
of Writers, Directors, Cinematographers, Composers, Actors and Actresses
by Henryk Hoffmann (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., Inc., 2000).
The Books/ Plays of her Films:
- Hot Saturday by Harvey Fergusson (New York: A.
A. Knopf, 1926).
- "Take a chance" by Vincent Youmans.
- "Naughty Marietta; a musical comedy in two acts" by
Victor Herbert; lyrics by Rida Johnson Young (1910).
- Stella Dallas, a novel by Olive Higgins Prouty
(Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1923).
- "Dead end; a play in three acts" by Sidney Kingsley
(New York: Random House, 1936).
- Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque
(Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1937).
- A girl of the Limberlost by Gene
Stratton-Porter (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1909).
(Inspiration for ROMANCE OF THE LIMBERLOST).
- "The Women" by Clare Boothe Luce (New York: Random
- The dark command, a Kansas Iliad by William
Riley Burnett (New York, London: A. A. Knopf, 1938).
(Inspiration for DARK COMMAND).
- Turnabout by Thorne Smith (Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1934).
- "Susan and God" by Rachel Crothers (New York: Random
- Old Lady 31 by Louise Forsslund (New York:
"Old Lady 31" by Rachel Crothers.
(Inspiration for THE CAPTAIN IS A LADY).
- "The Wild Man of Borneo" by Marc Connelly and Herman
- "Il etait une fois" by Francis de Croisset.
(Inspiration for A WOMAN'S FACE).
- The shepherd of the hills by Harold Bell
Wright (New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1907).
- "The trial of Mary Dugan; a melodrama of New York
life, in three acts" by Bayard Veiller (New York, London: S. French,
- "Tonight at 8:30" by Noel Coward (Sun Dial Pr.,
(Inspiration for WE WERE DANCING).
- "Birthday" by László Bús-Fekete.
(Inspiration for HEAVEN CAN WAIT).
- McLeod's Folly by Louis Bromfield.
(Inspiration for JOHNNY COME LATELY).
- Meet Me in St. Louis by Sally Benson (New York
City: Random House, 1942).
- Gentle Annie, a western novel by MacKinlay
Kantor (New York: Coward-McCann, inc., 1942).
- The Harvey Girls by Samuel Hopkins Adams (New
York City: Random House, 1942).
- "The show-off : a transcript of life in three acts"
by George Kelly (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1927).
- The egg and I by Betty MacDonald
(Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1945).
- "Mr. Imperium" by Edwin H. Knopf.
- "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney" by Frederick
(Inspiration for THE LAW AND THE LADY).
- The Long, Long Trailer by Clinton Twiss.
- The friendly persuasion by Jessamyn West (New
York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1945).
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- "Marjorie Main." Current Biography
- "Spotlight on Ma and Pa Kettle." The Advertiser
(8 April 1999).
- Moshier, W. Franklyn. "Marjorie Main was much
more of a conscious craftsman than her critics realized." Films
in Review 17.2 (February 1966): 96+.
- "She's the good old lady." Lion's Roar
3.3 (April 1944).
- "If you call on Marjorie." Lion's Roar
4.1 (February 1944).
- "The other Main." Lion's Roar 2.4 (April
- "Marjorie Main plus Mary Roberts Rinehart."
Lion's Roar 2.4 (April 1943).
- "Glamour isn't everything." Lion's Roar
1.11/12 (July/August 1942).
- "She collects characters." Lion's Roar
1.11/12 (July/August 1942).
- "Glamour ain't everything." Lion's Roar
1.5 (January 1942).
- "The voice." Lion's Roar 1.2 (October
- "What a Character: Marjorie Main." (Turner Classic
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