Born Louella Rose Oettinger.
Date of birth : August 6, 1881, Freeport, Illinois.
Profession reporter, columnist at the Herald Examiner (belonging to the Hearst group).
She was one the greatest allies of Marilyn, and probably the columnist the most influential in the cinema
industry - a title that her rival, Hedda Hopper, would have certainly contested ().
In 1905 she married John Thomas Dement Parsons (January 1st, 1873, Illinois-February 13, 1919, Illinois)
They had a daughter Harriet Oettinger Parsons (August 23, 1906, Iowa-January 2, 1983, Santa Monica, California). They divorced in 1914.
In 1915 she married John McCaffrey Jr, but quickly divorced.
On January 4, 1930 she married Dr Henry Watson Martin (January 16, 1890, South Dakota-June 24, 1951, Los
Beginning of 1953 she took up the defence of Marilyn; this one could rely on her to cast a veil on the rumors and to generally, give a postive sense to events, not much originally flattering.
In 1953 Marilyn chose her column to answer Joan Crawford, who had burst out about Marilyn's provocative dress at the ceremony of the Photoplay Awards.
OnMarch 5, 1953, she attended reporter Sheilah Graham's wedding
On May 20, 1953, premiere of Jimmy Mc Hugh's "Singing Stars" at the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel's Cocoanut
She went on the set of
She went on the set of"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" ,--
It was, again, in this column, that Marilyn explained to her public why she had left the Fox, end of 1954.
On March 1, 1956, Marilyn and Jack Warner announced that a distribution agreement had been concluded for "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957), the only movie produced by the Marilyn Monroe Productions
In 1956 she accompanied Marilyn in London, where she attended the party organized by Terence Rattigan, in Marilyn's honor.
On July 8, 1958, she attended the press conference for "Some Like it Hot"
Press article 1961
In1960, she went on the set of "Let’s Make Love" ,
She made occasional appearances in movies where she played her own part : "Hollywood Hotel" (1937) and "Starlift" (1951).
Her daughter Harriet Parsons () was producer of "Clash By Night" (1952) in which Marilyn played.
Bibliography"Tell It to Louella", Louella Parsons, New York, The Putnam Berkley Group, 1961.