Cari Beauchamp is an award-winning author, journalist and documentary filmmaker. She is the author of Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood and four other film history books. Her most recent book is Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years. Without Lying Down was awarded Book of the Year by the National Theater Arts Association, and several of her books have been selected for “Best of the Year” lists by The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Booklist and Amazon.
Cari wrote and co-produced the documentary film Without Lying Down (2000) about the women of early Hollywood, which played on Turner Classic Movies and for which she was nominated for a Writers Guild Award. She also wrote the documentary film The Day My God Died (2003) about young girls of Nepal sold into sexual slavery, which played on PBS and was nominated for an Emmy.
She writes for Vanity Fair and various other magazines. She is the only person to twice be named an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Scholar. She has appeared in multiple documentaries for TCM and others including Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood and The Story of Film: An Odyssey, as well as has been a featured speaker at venues throughout the United States and Europe including the British Film Institute, the Museum of Modern Art and the Cannes Film Festival. She is currently serving as the resident scholar for the Mary Pickford Foundation.