The Silent Feminists: America's First Women Directors (Google eBook)
American women who contributed their talent to the silent film industry are still largely unrecognized today. In The Silent Feminists, Anthony Slide shows how "[d]uring the first three decades of its existence, the American film industry was, in many ways, a woman's world." His work documents the lives and careers of America's first women directors and provides an introduction to the subject of women in the American silent-film industry. He highlights a number of female pioneers, including Alice Guy Blache, Lois Weber, Margery Wilson, Mrs. Wallace Reid, Frances Marion, and Dorothy Arzner. With this book he continues to unveil the history of the women who, with little recognition, helped pave the way for females in the film business today.
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The silent feminists: America's first women directorsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Slide's history of women directors in American silent film is a companion to the eponymous video (LJ 10/15/94) and a follow-up to its forerunner, Early Women Directors (1977). With the exception of ... Read full review
Review: Silent FeministsUser Review - Allison C. McCulloch - Goodreads
Lots of valuable information on otherwise unheard of female directors. He also lists the usual suspect such as Alice Guy-Blache and Dorothy Arzner. He repeats information from his other books, but ... Read full review