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Hollywood: Her Story, an Illustrated History of Women and the Movies

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The year was 1896, the woman was Alice Guy-Blaché, and the film was The Cabbage Fairy. It was less than a minute long. Guy-Blaché, the first female director, made hundreds of movies during her career.

Thousands of women with passion and commitment to storytelling followed in her footsteps. Working in all aspects of the movie industry, they collaborated with others to create
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 26th 2019 by Lyons Press (first published April 1st 2019)
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Lauren Salisbury
While the photos are undeniably gorgeous, there are quite a few shortcomings that made this book disappointing to me. Once the novelty of seeing so many talented stars of the early days of cinema wears off, readers are left with little more than an extended listicle.

The format, while initially engaging, does little to provide context for the history it purports to relay. The novelty of seeing so many photos paired with slight blurbs wears off quickly and I'd imagine would wear off even quicker
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Nov 27, 2019 rated it liked it
A very brief overview of Hollywood history from a women’s perspective.
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Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the photos and learned a lot about the various roles that women play and continue to play in Hollywood.
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