In this volume the author recalls her days as a studio stenographer and crewmember during Hollywood's Golden Age. Beginning with her first film as a script stenographer, she describes in vivid detail the atmosphere on the sets, her interaction with Hollywood's brightest stars and directors, and the inner-workings of a soundstage. The author provides a unique personal perspective on the lives of the people who made the studios work.
Winfrid Kay Thackrey was born to a pioneer family in 1899 and raised on a remote ranch near Bismark, ND. Trained as an interior decorator at the Art Institute of Chicago, she went to Hollywood in 1921 hoping to work as a set designer. Finding that field closed to women, she became a script supervisor and special projects assistant which put her at the heart of the Hollywood filmmaking process, working with many of its most creative people during its most creative era.