Bad Girl

Bad Girl (1928)

Novel: Bad Girl (also Stage Play)
Published/Performed: 1928 (novel); Oct 2, 1930 (play)

Author: Vina Delmar
Born: Jan 29, 1903 New York City, NY
Passed: Jan 19, 1990 Los Angeles, CA

Film: Bad Girl
Released: 1931

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Vi?a Delmar (January 29, 1903 ? January 19, 1990) was a twenteth century American author, playwright, and screenwriter. With the editorial assistance of her husband, Eugene, she wrote or adapted about twenty plays which were produced as films during her lifetime?a career that lasted from 1929 to 1956.

Her first major work was a 1928 novel titled Bad Girl, a cautionary tale about premarital sex and pregnancy, which was adapted for both stage and screen. The book was the fifth best-selling work for that year. Bad Girl was considered so scandalous at first that it was even initially banned by booksellers in Boston.

The film adaptation stars Sally Eilers, James Dunn and Minna Gombell, and details, in realistic fashion, the day-to-day lives and loves of ordinary people going about their ordinary lives. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Borzage won the Academy Award for Directing and Burke won for Best Writing, Adaptation.

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