Silent Women : Pioneers of Cinema, Paperback Book


It now emerges that more women were working at every level in the first 20 years of the film industry in the USA than at any point since. Early pioneers, such as Alice Guy Blache, directed hundreds of films, invented techniques, ran businesses and set up distribution but with the rise of the male-dominated studio system, their significant contribution to the dawn of the movies has long been forgotten.

With chapters on the writers, directors, producers, stars, film editors, designers and camera women of the silent era this book acknowledges and celebrates the many talented women who were significantly involved in the rise of the industry and explains why the coming of the talkies and big business led to the inequality which exists today.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 312 pages, Black & white photgraphs
  • Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9780956632999



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