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The Resource Stuntwomen : the untold Hollywood story, Mollie Gregory

Stuntwomen : the untold Hollywood story, Mollie Gregory

Label
Stuntwomen : the untold Hollywood story
Title
Stuntwomen
Title remainder
the untold Hollywood story
Statement of responsibility
Mollie Gregory
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
They've traded punches in knockdown brawls, crashed biplanes through barns, and raced to the rescue in fast cars. They add suspense and drama to the story, portraying the swimmer stalked by the menacing shark, the heroine dangling twenty feet below a soaring hot air balloon, or the woman leaping nine feet over a wall to escape a dog attack. Only an expert can make such feats of daring look easy, and stuntwomen with the skills to perform -- and survive -- great moments of action in movies have been hitting their mark in Hollywood since the beginning of film.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
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Gregory, Mollie
Dewey number
791.43/6522
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Screen classics
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  • Women stunt performers
  • Women in the motion picture industry
Label
Stuntwomen : the untold Hollywood story, Mollie Gregory
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn923010559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813166230
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923010559
Label
Stuntwomen : the untold Hollywood story, Mollie Gregory
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn923010559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813166230
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923010559

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