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The Resource Women filmmakers in early Hollywood, Karen Ward Mahar

Women filmmakers in early Hollywood, Karen Ward Mahar

Label
Women filmmakers in early Hollywood
Title
Women filmmakers in early Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
Karen Ward Mahar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 organizations." "Mahar's study integrates feminist methodologies of examining the gendering of work with thorough historical scholarship of American industry and business culture. Tracing the transformation of the film industry into a legitimate "big business" of the 1920s and explaining the fate of the female filmmaker during the silent era, Mahar demonstrates how industrial growth and change can unexpectedly open - and close - opportunities for women."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahar, Karen Ward
Dewey number
  • 791.43/028092273
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.W6
LC item number
M32 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in industry and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in the motion picture industry
  • Women in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures and women
Label
Women filmmakers in early Hollywood, Karen Ward Mahar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "To get some of the 'good gravy'" for themselves : stardom, features, and the first star-producers
  • ch. 3.
  • "So much more natural to a woman" : gender, uplift, and the woman filmmaker
  • Interlude : Women in serials and short comedies, 1912-1922
  • ch. 4.
  • The "girls who play" : the short film and the new woman
  • pt. 2. "A
  • business pure and simple" : the end of uplift and the masculinization of Hollywood, 1916-1928
  • ch. 5. "The
  • real punches" : Lois Weber, Cecil B. Demille, and the end of the uplift movement
  • Preface
  • ch. 6.
  • A "'her-own-company' epidemic" : stars as independent producers
  • ch. 7.
  • "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
  • Introduction : Making movies and incorporating gender
  • Prologue : "The greatest electrical novelty in the world" : gender and filmmaking before the turn of the century
  • pt. 1.
  • Expansion, stardom, and uplift : women enter the American movie industry, 1908-1916
  • ch. 1.
  • A quiet invasion : nickelodeons, narratives, and the first women in film
  • ch. 2.
Control code
63178990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 291 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801884368
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006002413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780801884368
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Women filmmakers in early Hollywood, Karen Ward Mahar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "To get some of the 'good gravy'" for themselves : stardom, features, and the first star-producers
  • ch. 3.
  • "So much more natural to a woman" : gender, uplift, and the woman filmmaker
  • Interlude : Women in serials and short comedies, 1912-1922
  • ch. 4.
  • The "girls who play" : the short film and the new woman
  • pt. 2. "A
  • business pure and simple" : the end of uplift and the masculinization of Hollywood, 1916-1928
  • ch. 5. "The
  • real punches" : Lois Weber, Cecil B. Demille, and the end of the uplift movement
  • Preface
  • ch. 6.
  • A "'her-own-company' epidemic" : stars as independent producers
  • ch. 7.
  • "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
  • Introduction : Making movies and incorporating gender
  • Prologue : "The greatest electrical novelty in the world" : gender and filmmaking before the turn of the century
  • pt. 1.
  • Expansion, stardom, and uplift : women enter the American movie industry, 1908-1916
  • ch. 1.
  • A quiet invasion : nickelodeons, narratives, and the first women in film
  • ch. 2.
Control code
63178990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 291 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801884368
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006002413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780801884368
Other physical details
illustrations

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