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Published: 05 April 2018

328 Pages | 20 illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190840822

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A look at the career women of studio-era Hollywood

Nobody's Girl Friday

The Women Who Ran Hollywood

J. E. Smyth

  • A new history of Hollywood that puts women at the center of production
  • Looks beyond directors to the women who wrote, produced, edited, and designed the films
  • Challenges belief that feminism and women's issues died between 1930 and 1950
  • Argues that things were better for women in Hollywood during the studio system than post 1960
  • Highlights successful women such as Bette Davis, Mary C. McCall Jr., Eve Ettinger, Dorothy Jeakins, and Virginia Van Upp