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Nobody's girl Friday : the women who ran Hollywood

Author: J E Smyth
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Disillusioned with what the American film industry had become by the 1970s, Bette Davis remembered a time when "women owned Hollywood." This book is their story. Historian J.E. Smyth challenges the belief, reinforced in too many histories and public comments, that feminism died between 1930 and 1950, that women were not important within the Hollywood studio system, that male directors called all the shots, and that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J E Smyth
ISBN: 9780190840839 0190840838 9780190840853 0190840854 9780190840846 0190840846
OCLC Number: 1023575960
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: 1 online resource (xv, 304 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface --
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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