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Hollywood's second sex : the treatment of women in the film industry, 1900-1999

Author: Aubrey Malone
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in one of two categories," said director Otto Preminger. "One group was made up of women who were exploited by men, and the other, much smaller group was composed of women who survived by acting like men." This study of misogyny describes how female stars were maltreated by a sexist studio system"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aubrey Malone
ISBN: 9780786479788 0786479787
OCLC Number: 895338278
Description: vi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Birth pangs of a new medium --
Entrances and exits --
Rigors of the code --
Outside the trenches --
Postwar transitions --
Scandals and torments --
The Eisenhower years --
The lipstick sex --
Changing of the guard --
The swinging sixties --
Life after Marilyn --
The sexual revolution --
Leaving the doll's house --
The beginnings of cynicism --
Fatal attractions --
Outrageous fortunes --
The stone age --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Aubrey Malone.

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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  Read more...
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"This is undoubtedly a book for the film buff...a well-informed and critical one, both an enthralling read and an excellent introduction to what goes on today along the boulevards of Hollywood"--The Read more...

 
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