Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood, J. E. Smyth
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Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

Author: J. E. Smyth

Narrator: Karen White

Unabridged: 13 hr 34 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Highbridge Audio

Published: 07/31/2018

Genre: Performing Arts - Film & Video - History & Criticism

Synopsis

Looking back on her career in 1977, Bette Davis remembered with pride, "Women owned Hollywood for twenty years." She had a point. Between 1930 and 1950, over forty percent of film industry employees were women, twenty five percent of all screenwriters were female, one woman ran MGM behind the scenes, over a dozen women worked as producers, a woman headed the Screen Writers Guild three times, and press claimed Hollywood was a generation or two ahead of the rest of the country in terms of gender equality and employment.

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