Women in Hollywood: From Vamp to Studio Head

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Fromm International, 1998 - Performing Arts - 225 pages
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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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Women in Hollywood: from vamp to studio head

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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 ... Read full review


PreHollywood Pioneers
Inventing Hollywood in the 1920s
Creating Stars in the 1930s

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Dawn B. Sova is the author of Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Agatha Christie A to Z. She also co-author of 100 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature. She teaches English at Monclair State University and lives in Garfield, NJ.

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