When Women Wrote Hollywood

This collection of 23 new essays focuses on the lives of female screenwriters of Golden Age Hollywood, whose work helped create those unforgettable stories and characters beloved by audiences--but whose names have been left out of most film ...

Author: Rosanne Welch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476668871

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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This collection of 23 new essays focuses on the lives of female screenwriters of Golden Age Hollywood, whose work helped create those unforgettable stories and characters beloved by audiences--but whose names have been left out of most film histories. The contributors trace the careers of such writers as Anita Loos, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Lillian Hellman, Gene Gauntier, Eve Unsell and Ida May Park, and explore themes of their writing in classics like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ben Hur, and It's a Wonderful Life.

Script Girls

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Author: Lizzie Francke

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010547920

Category: Cinema

Page: 172

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Women in Hollywood

Women and the Cinema : A Critical Anthology . New York : E . P ... In a
Glamorous Fashion : The Fabulous Years of Hollywood Costume Design . New
York : Charles ... A . , and V . Clark , eds . What Women Wrote : Scenarios , 1912
– 1929 .

Author: Dawn B. Sova

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046008168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 225

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An expert on film history traces the long-ignored role of women in the history of Hollywood, chronicling the careers of neglected early directors such as Lois Weber and discussing how women fought for and achieved power. 10,000 first printing.

Without Lying Down

Cari Beauchamp masterfully combines biography with social and cultural history to examine the lives of Frances Marion and her many female colleagues who shaped filmmaking from 1912 through the 1940s.

Author: Cari Beauchamp

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520921382

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 475

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Cari Beauchamp masterfully combines biography with social and cultural history to examine the lives of Frances Marion and her many female colleagues who shaped filmmaking from 1912 through the 1940s. Frances Marion was Hollywood's highest paid screenwriter—male or female—or almost three decades, wrote almost 200 produced films and won Academy Awards for writing "The Big House" and "The Champ."

Hollywood s Second Sex

"Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories," said director Otto Preminger.

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476619514

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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“Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories,” said director Otto Preminger. “One group was of women who were exploited by men, and the other, much smaller group was of women who survived by acting like men.” Beginning with silent film vamp Theda Bara and continuing with icons like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch, this study of film industry misogyny describes how female stars were maltreated by a sexist studio system—until women like Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis fought for parity. The careers of Doris Day, Brigitte Bardot, Carole Landis, Frances Farmer, Dorothy Dandridge, Inger Stevens and many others are examined, along with more recent actresses like Demi Moore and Sharon Stone. Women who worked behind the scenes, writing screenplays, producing and directing without due credit, are also covered.

The Hollywood Novel

Three young women arrive in Hollywood in Positions ( Leisure Books , 1981 ) ,
each determined to reach the top in her ... too often preoccupied with matters
above which evolution has raised the minds of most men and women , ” wrote R .
G ...

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017386710

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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This reference book details over 1,200 English-language works from a variety of genres, such as historical novels, romances, mysteries and thrillers. Arranged by author, the entries include bibliographic information on the books, a brief synopsis that sets the author's work in context, and a critical examination.

The World is Full of Divorced Women

Cleo soon learns that this is not an isolated incident—that there have been others. Many others.

Author: Jackie Collins

Publisher: Chances Inc.

ISBN: 9780989890007

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

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“A generation of women have learnt more about how to handle their men from Jackie’s books than from any kind of manual... Jackie is very much her own person: a total one off.” —Daily Mail In the scorching follow-up to The World is Full of Married Men, Jackie Collins takes readers on another racy romp written well before its time, and weaving an incredible story of infidelity, sin, and deliciously sweet revenge in a way only the master of glamour fiction can! When British journalist Cleo James decided to surprise her record company executive husband at his Manhattan office, she wasn’t expecting to be greeted by a very naked Mike having his way with her very naked best friend, Susan. Cleo soon learns that this is not an isolated incident—that there have been others. Many others. Some women might see this mishap as a tragic setback, but smart, savvy, and sexy twenty-nine-year-old Cleo sees only an opportunity to grow beyond the New York City lifestyle that marriage dragged and locked her into. Cleo has had a successful career writing celebrity profiles for Image magazine and now she’s free to take on an assignment to travel the globe and interview the world’s five hottest men—all of whom she plans to sleep with to get revenge on Mike. Buxom and beautiful Muffin may be the hottest centerfold girl in London, but she craves the sizzle and spark of Hollywood. She sets her sights on Jon Clapton, a professional photographer who’s already married, as her ticket to stardom in America. After convincing him to leave his wife and take her to the States, Jon soon becomes her manager. Though Muffin may discover he wants more from her than she can or is willing to give. . . Packed with salacious situations and plenty of sizzle, The World is Full of Divorced Women combines Jackie Collins two favorite and most beloved worlds—Hollywood and London—to create a scorching and truly satisfying read! hr Read both of The World is Full series, as well as all the New York Times bestselling books by Jackie Collins! 1. The World is Full of Married Men 2. The World is Full of Divorced Women

Writing Scripts Hollywood Will Love

In the midst of this he sees 1 ) the most beautiful woman in the world . She has 2 )
a perfect shape , 3 ) perfect clothes . She is usually 4 ) wealthy 5 ) drives a new
car , 6 ) is willing , nay anxious , to scramble her brains between the sheets , and
 ...

Author: Katherine Atwell Herbert

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076001835029

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 159

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This instructional guide explains how to write a script that follows the conventions and measures up to the standards of today's film and television industry. This is essential information because scripts that do not follow these standards are almost invariably rejected. The author explains how writers can create scripts that producers will want.

Pickford

A comprehensive biography of film's first star traces her rise to fame with the growth of the medium, her influence as a partner in United Artists, her relationship with Douglas Fairbanks, and her struggles later in life. UP.

Author: Eileen Whitfield

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813191793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 441

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A comprehensive biography of film's first star traces her rise to fame with the growth of the medium, her influence as a partner in United Artists, her relationship with Douglas Fairbanks, and her struggles later in life. UP.

Women Who Run the Show

Women who stormed the gates of Hollywood's "boy's club" over the past three decades tell their stories in this fascinating inside look at the new feminine face of the movie industry, with incisive portraits of Julia Phillips, Gale Anne Hurd ...

Author: Mollie Gregory

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312316348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Women who stormed the gates of Hollywood's "boy's club" over the past three decades tell their stories in this fascinating inside look at the new feminine face of the movie industry, with incisive portraits of Julia Phillips, Gale Anne Hurd, Barbra Streisand, and Laura Ziskin, among others. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Hollywood Reporter

The U . K . recently named its first female poet laureate in Carol Duffy , a dozen
women ' s colleges nationwide have ... the leitmotiv lyric a l opportunities are
much more widely availdrives home the point that much has “ Where Is It Written
?

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132676284

Category: Motion pictures

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Hollywood Hype and Audiences

If men often wrote about moments of sexual display and activity as the highlights
of the film , women were more likely to stress their enjoyment of the narrative ,
which they saw as driven by the femme fatale . For several female informants ...

Author: Thomas Austin

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025921482

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

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Do you struggle with research papers for school? Is business writing one of your weak areas? Are you at a loss for what to include in thank-you notes? The Everything Improve Your Writing Book, 2nd Edition can help! With a few simple rules and a little guidance, you, too, can write clearly and concisely. Publishing professional Pamela Rice Hahn outlines simple steps for you to follow for various types of writing, including: Social writing, such as thank-you and get-well notes, congratulatory messages, and invitation responses Journalism, such as letters to the editor, press releases, and freelance article writing Personal and biographical essays Business writing, including sales letters, requests for proposals, and press packets With this practical guide, you'll learn to choose the appropriate tone, use the correct format, and communicate effectively. Whether for school, for work, or just for fun, writing will be a chore no more! Pamela Rice Hahn is the author of The Everything Writing Well Book and Alpha Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours and coauthor of Writing for Profit. Hahn's work has appeared in Glamour, Country Living, Business Venture, Current Notes, and other national publications. She lives in Celina, OH.

The Relationship and Influences of the Hollywood Film Industry to the Fashion Industry During the Nineteen Twenties Through Early Nineteen Forties

In an article in 1933 he wrote , If a woman is clever she will know what her type is
. If in doubt she should put herself in some capable hands , or if she knows none ,
she may find in some motion - picture personality a helpful guide . . . Motion ...

Author: Veronica Dierker

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89075310839

Category: Costume designers

Page: 328

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Seduction

As a result, the story of him and the women he encountered is about not only the murkier shades of golden-age Hollywood, but also the ripples that still slither across today’s entertainment industry and our culture in general.

Author: Karina Longworth

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062440532

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 576

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In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood’s glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul’s obsessions with sex, power and publicity trapped, abused, or benefitted women who dreamt of screen stardom. In recent months, the media has reported on scores of entertainment figures who used their power and money in Hollywood to sexually harass and coerce some of the most talented women in cinema and television. But as Karina Longworth reminds us, long before the Harvey Weinsteins there was Howard Hughes—the Texas millionaire, pilot, and filmmaker whose reputation as a cinematic provocateur was matched only by that as a prolific womanizer. His supposed conquests between his first divorce in the late 1920s and his marriage to actress Jean Peters in 1957 included many of Hollywood’s most famous actresses, among them Billie Dove, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner. From promoting bombshells like Jean Harlow and Jane Russell to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes—perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era—commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Yet there were also numerous women pulled into Hughes’s grasp who never made it to the screen, sometimes virtually imprisoned by an increasingly paranoid and disturbed Hughes, who retained multitudes of private investigators, security personnel, and informers to make certain these actresses would not escape his clutches. Vivid, perceptive, timely, and ridiculously entertaining, The Seducer is a landmark work that examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its golden age—a legacy that endures nearly a century later.

God Man and Hollywood

It is dramatically fitting to make this woman Mary Magdalene and to have this
flashback here . “ It ' s as if His blood reminds her of how He defended her
against those who wanted to shed her blood , ” Bartunek writes . “ . . . She goes
back in her ...

Author: Mark Royden Winchell

Publisher: Isi Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124043402

Category: Philosophy

Page: 451

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It takes no great powers of observation to see that Hollywood has long been far to the left of the general American public. Even in stories that have no overt political content, the social and moral assumptions in films rated from GP to R are often at odds with the deeply held values of most of the viewing audience. But that’s not the whole story, argues the literary and cultural critic Mark Royden Winchell in God, Man, and Hollywood. A surprising number of films articulate culturally unfashionable attitudes—and it is from these movies that we learn the most about our society and ourselves. Beginning with D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation and ending with Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, Winchell reveals the politically incorrect notions at the heart of eighteen classic films, including Ben-Hur, Intruder in the Dust, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Patton, The Deer Hunter, A Clockwork Orange, Gangs of New York, and Gettsyburg. Along the way, he shows how a number of filmmakers, sometimes unwittingly, have produced unconventionally honest explorations of the nature and meaning of race relations, love, family, community, worship, and other aspects of our shared human experience. Winchell ends with synoptic assessments of an additional one hundred politically incorrect films, from About Schmidt to Zulu. The result is an indispensable film guide showing that sometimes even Hollywood has done better than we typically give it credit for.

Hollywood Anecdotes

But some filmmakers chafed under the Hays restrictions . When Ben Hecht went
to Hollywood in 1925 to write scripts , screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz warned
him : “ I want to point out to you that in a novel a hero can lay ten girls and marry a
 ...

Author: Paul F. Boller

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345356543

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 460

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Authentic and apocryphal anecdotes about the American movie industry and various aspects of American filmmaking

Thelma Louise and Women in Hollywood

To meet anticipated objection , immediately after her comment about the dejected
and forlorn husband , she felt it was prudent to clarify , “ Remember , a woman
wrote this book , a woman fed up with the configuration of women having to settle
 ...

Author: Gina Fournier

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: UOM:39015066846273

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 423

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"Thelma and Louise made film history with a female screenwriter and director, two female leads and a controversial, female-empowered storyline. This book examines the cultural impact of Thelma and Louise, not only upon its release in 1991 but throughout t

The Sewing Circle

They, and several other Hollywood starlets of the era, were members of a discreet women’s “club” called the Sewing Circle, Hollywood’s underground lesbian society.

Author: Axel Madsen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504008525

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Barbara Stanwyck—to name a few—maintained their images as glamorous big-screen sex symbols complete with dashing escorts, handsome husbands, and scores of male admirers, thanks to studio publicity departments. But off the set, all three box office divas were involved in “lavender” marriages (marriages of convenience, often to gay men) or remained stoically single. They, and several other Hollywood starlets of the era, were members of a discreet women’s “club” called the Sewing Circle, Hollywood’s underground lesbian society. Madsen takes a candid look at the very complicated dual lives these great stars led and the impact their preference for same-sex relationships had on their movie careers.

American Women Songwriters

Many songwriters who had worked on Broadway moved to Hollywood to write
songs for the movies . Women , also , were among those pioneer motion picture
songwriters . The year after the first sound movie Mabel Wayne composed the
title ...

Author: Virginia L. Grattan

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015029873935

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

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Although American women have written many of our most memorable songs, their contributions have received little recognition. The first biographical dictionary devoted to American women songwriters, this work profiles 181 well-known and little-known women who have written popular and motion picture songs, musicals, country, blues, jazz, folk, gospel, hymns, and nineteenth-century songs. Many African-American and contemporary songwriter/performers such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Mariah Carey are included. This volume provides hard-to-find biographical and career information across the broad spectrum of indigenous American music. Each profile contains an up-to-date biographical essay with career highlights, a list of most famous songs, and sources of further information. Entries are cross-referenced. Lyrics from a number of the best-known songs by women songwriters are included.

That was Hollywood

Women of All Nations Although it didn ' t scale the box - office heights of the first
two adventures of Victor McLaglen ' s ... Raoul Walsh again directed , and Barry
Connors wrote the script , while Greta Nissen , El Brendel , Fifi Dorsay , Bela ...

Author: Allen Eyles

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046354208

Category: Academy Awards (Motion pictures)

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