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Nobody's girl Friday : the women who ran Hollywood

Nobody's girl Friday : the women who ran Hollywood

Author: J E Smyth
Publisher: New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Looking back on her career in 1977, Bette Davis remembered with pride, "Women owned Hollywood for twenty years." She had a point. Between 1930 and 1950, journalists claimed that over 40% of film industry employees were women--and they weren't merely passive, pretty faces on the screen or anonymous secretaries. A quarter of all screenwriters were female. The era's most influential and publicly recognized film  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J E Smyth
ISBN: 9780190840822 019084082X
OCLC Number: 1002654326
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2018 Richard Wall Memorial Award Special Jury Prize awarded by The Theatre Library Association Finalist of the 2019 PROSE Award in Media and Cultural Studies by the Association of American Publishers.
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The equal right to be the best --
The fourth Warner Brother --
Organization women --
Jills-of-all-trades --
Madam President --
Controlling the cut --
Designing women --
Last woman standing --
Epilogue: The cellophane wall.
Responsibility: J.E. Smyth.


The first comprehensive history of Hollywood's high-flying career women during the studio era, Nobody's Girl Friday covers the impact of the executives, producers, editors, writers, agents,  Read more...


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In this invaluable book film scholar J. E. Smyth... shows that women were the prime movers in the motion picture industry from the 1890s forward.... This excellent, detailed account of the women who Read more...

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