Women in Hollywood: from vamp to studio head
It took nine decades for women to meet their male counterparts on equal ground once again. Women in Hollywood, while chronicling the achievements of film stars and other famous actresses, focuses on the unknown women who were in the forefront of the film industry, among the early directors and screenwriters - long before they came to prominence again as studio executives in the nineties. Here is an indispensable and largely neglected chapter in the illustrious 100-year history of Hollywood.
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Sova (Agatha Christie A to Z, LJ 8/15/96) presents a brief historical survey of women's professional roles in Hollywood on both sides of the camera. She argues that women in the early days of filmmaking held positions of creative power and influence equal to men, which they lost as moviemaking became an organized business. It wasn't until the 1980s that women began to return to power in the American film industry. Though there is mention of wanting to rescue women on the production end of filmmaking from undeserved historical neglect, surveys of Hollywood actresses predominate. And though her writing on the industry is light and interesting, Sova makes several blatant bloopers in her plot summaries of these stars' vehicles. Academic and large public libraries should consider.--Marianne Cawley, Charleston Cty. Lib., SC
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