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 Sarah Yeiser Mason

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Sarah Yeiser Mason

  • Birth 31 Mar 1895 Pima, Graham County, Arizona, USA
  • Death 28 Nov 1980 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Vaultage
  • Memorial ID 11705237

Screenwriter. She won an Academy Award for her adaptation of "Little Women" (1933), which she shared with her husband and collaborator, Victor Heerman. They also co-scripted that film's 1949 MGM remake. Her other credits include "Bright Skies" (1920), "Alias Jimmy Valentine" (1928), "The Broadway Melody" (1929), "The Age of Innocence" (1934), "Imitation of Life" (1934), "The Little Minister" (1934), "Magnificent Obsession" (1935), "Stella Dallas" (1937), and "Golden Boy" (1939). Mason was born in Pima, Arizona. Although she was one of the top screenwriters of her time, her greatest contribution to film was on the technical side: she was the very first script supervisor, or continuity clerk. This person's job is to keep track of every detail of a filmed shot so that the position of the actors, costumes, props, and background will match in the next take. Mason suggested the idea to director Allan Dwan, who accepted it for his film "Arizona" (1918). The script supervisor remains an unsung but important part of the moviemaking process.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 11705237
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Yeiser Mason (31 Mar 1895–28 Nov 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11705237, citing Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .