Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood by J. E. Smyth
English | April 5th, 2018 | ISBN: 019084082X | 328 pages | EPUB | 5.55 MB
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 40% of film industry employees were women, 25% 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.