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Women who run Hollywood (2016)

Very few people know that Hollywood was largely dominated by women as filmmakers in the 1910s and 20s, there were more women producers and directors in powerful positions before 1920 than ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Ally Acker Ally Acker ... Herself
Dorothy Arzner ... Herself (archive footage)
Cari Beauchamp ... Herself
Margaret Booth ... Herself (archive footage)
Lillian Gish ... Herself (archive footage)
Alice Guy ... Herself (archive footage)
Edith Head ... Herself (archive footage)
Sherry Lansing ... Herself (archive footage)
Anita Loos ... Herself (archive footage)
Ida Lupino ... Herself (archive footage)
Frances Marion ... Herself (archive footage)
June Mathis June Mathis ... Herself (archive footage)
Mabel Normand ... Herself (archive footage)
Lynda Obst ... Herself
Mary Pickford ... Herself (archive footage)
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Very few people know that Hollywood was largely dominated by women as filmmakers in the 1910s and 20s, there were more women producers and directors in powerful positions before 1920 than at any other time in the motion picture history. Their names were Lois Weber, Mary Pickford, Frances Marion, Alice Guy Blaché, Dorothy Arzner etc ... Before the Big Crash women were creatively working in Hollywood at all levels. Unbelievable as it may seem, it took until 2010 for a woman - Kathryn Bigelow - to receive an Oscar for Best Director! Casting in the documentary includes the most successful women to date, Paula Wagner, producer and business partner of Tom Cruise, Robin Swicord, screenwriter and Lynda Obst, producer of, amongst others, Sleepless in Seattle, Contact and Flashdance. And Lillian Gish and Sherry Lansing (archives)

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France | USA

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English

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8 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Wichita Films See more »
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Documentary worth seeing !
26 March 2017 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

A nice documentary detailing the surprising fact that many women were on the ground floor when Hollywood was being founded during the early years of the 20th Century.

This documentary spans the post World War 1 years to the early 1930's. This period is when the movie capital of the world "Hollywood" was becoming a big business and changing the entertainment landscape in the USA.

What an eye opener to see the faces and names of truly talented women who set the foundation for what the American film industry became. Watch it for the information and the facts on women in the industry in the past and today.


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