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Women filmmakers in early Hollywood

Author: Karen Ward Mahar
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2006.
Series: Studies in industry and society.
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"This book explores when, how, and why women were accepted as filmmakers in the 1910s and why, by the 1920s, those opportunities had disappeared. In looking at the early film industry as an industry - a place of work - Karen Mahar not only unravels the mystery of the disappearing female filmmaker but untangles the complicated relationship among gender, work culture, and business within modern industrial  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mahar, Karen Ward, 1960-
Women filmmakers in early Hollywood.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006002413
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Ward Mahar
ISBN: 9781421402093 1421402092 0801884365 9780801884368
OCLC Number: 794701465
Language Note: English.
Notes: OldControl:muse9781421402093.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 291 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; INTRODUCTION: Making Movies and Incorporating Gender; PROLOGUE: "The Greatest Electrical Novelty in the World": Gender and Filmmaking before the Turn of the Century; PART ONE: EXPANSION, STARDOM & UPLIFT: Women Enter the American Movie Industry, 1908-1916; CHAPTER ONE: A Quiet Invasion: Nickelodeons, Narratives, and the First Women in Film; CHAPTER TWO: "To Get Some of the 'Good Gravy' " for Themselves: Stardom, Features, and the First Star-Producers; CHAPTER THREE: "So Much More Natural to a Woman": Gender, Uplift, and the Woman Filmmaker. INTERLUDE: WOMEN IN SERIALS & SHORT COMEDIES, 1912-1922CHAPTER FOUR: The "Girls Who Play": The Short Film and the New Woman; PART TWO: "A BUSINESS PURE & SIMPLE" The End of Uplift and the Masculinization of Hollywood, 1916-1928; CHAPTER FIVE: "The Real Punches": Lois Weber, Cecil B. DeMille, and the End of the Uplift Movement; CHAPTER SIX: A " 'Her-Own-Company' Epidemic": Stars as Independent Producers; CHAPTER SEVEN: ""Doing a 'Man's Work' "": The Rise of the Studio System and the Remasculinization of Filmmaking; EPILOGUE: Getting Away with It; Notes; Essay on Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E. FG; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Illustrations.
Series Title: Studies in industry and society.
Responsibility: Karen Ward Mahar.


Tracing the transformation of the film industry into a legitimate "big businessof the 1920s, and explaining the fate of the female filmmaker during the silent era, Mahar demonstrates how industrial  Read more...


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Accessible and informative, this volume is for all who are seriously interested in the study of women in film. Choice 2007 With meticulous scholarship and fluid writing, Mahar tells the story of this Read more...

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