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Dorothy Arzner (1897–1979)

Dorothy Arzner, the only woman director during the "Golden Age" of Hollywood's studio system--from the 1920s to the early 1940s and the woman director with the largest oeuvre in Hollywood to this day--was born January 3, 1897 (some sources put the year as 1900), in San Francisco, California, to a German-American father and a Scottish mother. ... See full bio »

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 1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (uncredited)
 1936 Craig's Wife
 1934 Nana
 1931 Working Girls
 1930 Galas de la Paramount (sequence director)
 1930 Sarah and Son
 1930 Behind the Make-Up (uncredited)
 1927 Get Your Man
 1922 Blood and Sand (additional footage, uncredited)
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Other Works:

Arzner directed several television commercials for Pepsi-Cola at the request of her friend Joan Crawford, who was married to the CEO of Pepsi.

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I went to work in a studio, I took my pride and made a nice little ball of it and threw it right out the window.

Trivia:

On the set of The Wild Party (1929), Arzner, irritated that the microphone was always in one place, had the sound technicians rig one up to a fishing pole and follow the actors around the set with it, in effect creating the first boom mike. See more »

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