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Script girls : women screenwriters in Hollywood

Author: Lizzie Francke; British Film Institute.
Publisher: London : British Film Institute, 1994.
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The Hollywood screenwriter is mythologised as a hard-drinking, chainsmoking guy, toiling over his battered typewriter. This obscures the fact that women have been writing for movies since the earliest days of the industry. It is one of the few areas where they have consistently found employment. Tracing the history of women in the screenwriting profession--from Gene Gauntier's 1911 version of Ben Hur to Callie  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Francke, Lizzie.
Script girls.
London : British Film Institute, 1994
(OCoLC)621823962
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lizzie Francke; British Film Institute.
ISBN: 0851704786 9780851704784 0851704778 9780851704777
OCLC Number: 31756007
Notes: Includes filmography (p. 145-164).
Description: viii, 172 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction 1. 'No finer calling for a woman': The Silent Era 2. The Golden Ghetto: Working for the Studios in the 1930s and 1940s 3. Girl Talk: Writing the Woman's Picture 4. Taking More Control 5. Writing it Like a Man 6. Feminism Comes to Hollywood 7. Chipping Away in the Blockbuster Era 8. Some Current Case-studies Epilogue Hollywood's Year of the Woman and After Bibliography Filmography Index.
Responsibility: Lizzie Francke.
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This work traces the history of women in the screen-writing profession - from Gene Gauntier's 1911 version of "Ben Hur" to Callie Khouri's "Thelma and Louise". It includes interviews with women  Read more...

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