Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story - Screen Classics (Hardback)Mollie Gregory (author)
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Here, Mollie Gregory presents the first history of stuntwomen in the film industry from the silent era to the twenty-first century. In the early years of motion pictures, women were highly involved in all aspects of film production, but they were marginalized as movies became popular, and more important, profitable. Capable stuntwomen were replaced by men in wigs, and very few worked between the 1930s and 1960s. As late as the 1990s, men wore wigs and women's clothes to double as actresses, and were even ""painted down"" for some performances, while men and women of color were regularly denied stunt work.
For decades, stuntwomen have faced institutional discrimination, unequal pay, and sexual harassment even as they jumped from speeding trains and raced horse-drawn carriages away from burning buildings. Featuring sixty-five interviews, Stuntwomen showcases the absorbing stories and uncommon courage of women who make their living planning and performing action-packed sequences that keep viewers' hearts racing.
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
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