Mark Thompson talked to co-authors Jill Tietjen and Barbara Bridges about their book, “Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies”.
What we found in doing the research for this book is that women helped found the movie industry. In the beginning, women were involved as directors and producers and cinematographers, and actors and editors and screenwriters, and every category that was required to make a movie. When movies started making money, men pushed almost all of the women out. Women are still trying to reclaim their, what I would consider, rightful place in the movie industry.
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