Hollywood Heroines: The Most Influential Women in Film History, 1st Edition

  • Laura L.S. Bauer
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  • ISBN-10: 1440836493
  • ISBN-13: 9781440836497
  • DDC: 791.43
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Overview

Unlike other anthologies, this book is a hybrid of film history and industry information with an exclusive focus on prominent women. This reference work includes more commonly discussed categories of important women in Hollywood film history, such as directors and actresses, and reaches beyond them to encompass women working as cinematographers, casting directors, studio heads, musical composers, and visual and special effects supervisors. The wide range of filmmaking crafts covered in the book provides an acute view of the industry and increases the visibility of and quality of representation for women working in Hollywood. By bringing the experience of these influential women to light, Hollywood Heroines joins a growing movement that endeavors to dismantle harmful, long-standing industry myths that perpetuate the systemic underrepresentation of women and the devaluation of women's stories in the Hollywood film industry.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Actresses.
1: Introduction.
2: Bara, Theda (1885–1955).
3: Bergman, Ingrid (1915–1982).
4: Davis, Bette (1908–1989).
5: Dietrich, Marlene (1901–1992).
6: Dunaway, Faye (1941–).
7: Fonda, Jane (1937–).
8: Foster, Jodie (1962–).
9: Garbo, Greta (1905–1990).
10: Hepburn, Katharine (1907–2003).
11: McDaniel, Hattie (1895–1952).
12: Streep, Meryl (1949–).
13: Talmadge, Norma (1894–1957).
14: Interview with Jodie Foster.
Casting Directors.
15: Introduction.
16: Chenoweth, Ellen (Unknown–).
17: Dougherty, Marion (1923–2011).
18: Kaufman, Avy (Unknown–).
19: Lewis, Ellen (Unknown–).
20: Marin, Mindy (1960–).
21: Taylor, Juliet (1950–).
22: Interview with Avy Kaufman.
Cinematographers.
23: Introduction.
24: Alberti, Maryse (1954–).
25: Briesewitz, Uta (1967–).
26: Kuras, Ellen (1959–).
27: Morano, Reed (1977–).
28: Morrison, Rachel (1978–).
29: Schreiber, Nancy (1949–).
30: Vincent, Amy (1959–).
31: Walker, Mandy (1963–).
32: Interview with Nancy Schreiber.
Costume Designers.
33: Introduction.
34: Atwood, Colleen (1948–).
35: Canonero, Milena (1946–).
36: Carter, Ruth E. (1960–).
37: Head, Edith (1897–1981).
38: Rose, Helen (1904–1985).
39: Sharaff, Irene (1910–1993).
40: Sylbert, Anthea (1939–).
41: Van Runkle, Theadora (1928–2011).
42: West, Clare (1879–1961).
43: Interview with Ruth E. Carter.
Directors.
44: Introduction.
45: Arzner, Dorothy (1897–1979).
46: Bigelow, Kathryn (1951–).
47: Campion, Jane (1954–).
48: Coolidge, Martha (1946–).
49: Deren, Maya (1917–1961).
50: DuVernay, Ava (1972–).
51: Guy-Blaché, Alice (1873–1968).
52: Jenkins, Patty (1971–).
53: Lupino, Ida (1918–1995).
54: Marshall, Penny (1943–).
55: Riefenstahl, Leni (1902–2003).
56: Shipman, Nell (1892–1970).
57: Weber, Lois (1879–1939).
58: Wertmüller, Lina (1928–).
Editors.
59: Introduction.
60: Allen, Dede (1922–2006).
61: Booth, Margaret (1898–2002).
62: Coates, Anne V. (1925–2018).
63: Fields, Verna (1918–1982).
64: Klingman, Lynzee (1943–).
65: Menke, Sally (1953–2010).
66: Schoonmaker, Thelma (1940–).
67: Smith, Rose (1897–1962).
68: Svilova, Yelizaveta (1900–1975).
69: Interview with Lynzee Klingman.
Feature Animation.
70: Introduction.
71: Blair, Mary (1911–1978).
72: Chapman, Brenda (1962–).
73: Jenson, Vicky (1960–).
74: Moberly-Holland, Sylvia (1900–1974).
75: Nelson, Jennifer Yuh (1972–).
76: Reiniger, Lotte (1899–1981).
77: Interview with Brenda Chapman.
78: Interview with Vicky Jenson.
Makeup and Hairstyling Artists.
79: Introduction.
80: Burke, Michèle (1959–).
81: Callaghan, Colleen (Unknown–).
82: Neill, Ve (1951–).
83: Toussieng, Yolanda (1949–).
84: Westcott, Lisa (Unknown–).
85: Interview with Ve Neill.
Music.
86: Introduction.
87: Bergman, Marilyn (1929–).
88: Dudley, Anne (1956–).
89: Gerrard, Lisa (1961–).
90: Moriarty, Yvonne Suzette (Unknown–).
91: Morley, Angela (1924–2009).
92: Patsavas, Alexandra (1968–).
93: Portman, Rachel (1960–).
94: Walker, Shirley (1945–2006).
Producers.
95: Introduction.
96: Alonso, Victoria (1965–).
97: Donner, Lauren Shuler (1949–).
98: Ellison, Megan (1986–).
99: Gardner, Dede (1967–).
100: Gigliotti, Donna (1955–).
101: Kennedy, Kathleen (1953–).
102: Meyers, Nancy (1949–).
103: Phillips, Julia (1944–2002).
104: Thomas, Emma (1968–).
105: Interview with Donna Gigliotti.
Production Design.
106: Introduction.
107: Arrighi, Luciana (1940–).
108: Brandenstein, Patrizia von (1943–).
109: DeScenna, Linda (1949–).
110: Heron, Julia (1897–1977).
111: Martin, Catherine (1965–).
112: McMillan, Stephenie (1942–2013).
113: Platt, Polly (1939–2011).
114: Schiavo, Francesca Lo (1948–).
Screenwriters.
115: Introduction.
116: Allen, Jay Presson (1923–2010).
117: Brackett, Leigh (1915–1978).
118: Comden, Betty (1917–2006).
119: Coppola, Sofia (1971–).
120: Ephron, Nora (1941–2012).
121: Hellman, Lillian (1905–1984).
122: Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer (1927–2013).
123: Khouri, Callie (1957–).
124: Loos, Anita (1888–1981).
125: Marion, Frances (1888–1973).
126: Mathis, June (1887–1927).
Sound.
127: Introduction.
128: Adair, Deb (1966–).
129: Baker Landers, Karen (Unknown–).
130: Behlmer, Anna (1961–).
131: Hall, Cecelia (Unknown–).
132: Hirschberg, Lora (1963–).
133: Rose, Kay (1922–2002).
134: Whittle, Gwendolyn Yates (1961–).
135: Interview with Deb Adair.
136: Interview with Gwendolyn Yates Whittle.
137: Interview with Karen Baker Landers.
Studio Heads and Executives.
138: Introduction.
139: Jacobson, Nina (1965–).
140: Langley, Donna (1968–).
141: Lansing, Sherry (1944–).
142: Pascal, Amy (1958–).
143: Pickford, Mary (1892–1979).
144: Snider, Stacey (1961–).
145: Steel, Dawn (1946–1997).
146: Interview with Sherry Lansing.
Stuntwomen.
147: Introduction.
148: Bell, Zoë (1978–).
149: Epper, Jeannie (1941–).
150: Evans, Debbie (1958–).
151: Gibson, Helen (1891–1977).
152: Interview with Zoë Bell.
Visual and Special Effects.
153: Introduction.
154: Bennett, Sara (Unknown–).
155: De Quattro, Lindy (1969–).
156: Douglas, Charlene Eberle (Unknown–).
157: Goulekas, Karen (1962–).
158: Nelson, Lori J. (Unknown–).
159: Interview with Karen Goulekas.
160: Interview with Lindy De Quattro.
Appendix: More Influential Women in Hollywood.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.