When Women Wrote Hollywood (Paperback)

Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry

By Rosanne Welch (Editor)

McFarland & Company, 9781476668871, 229pp.

Publication Date: June 13, 2018

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Description

 This collection of 23 new essays focuses on the lives of female screenwriters of Golden Age Hollywood, whose work helped create those unforgettable stories and characters beloved by audiences--but whose names have been left out of most film histories. The contributors trace the careers of such writers as Anita Loos, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Lillian Hellman, Gene Gauntier, Eve Unsell and Ida May Park, and explore themes of their writing in classics like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ben Hur, and It's a Wonderful Life.


About the Author

Rosanne Welch teaches the history of screenwriting and one-hour drama for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting. As a television writer/producer, her credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences and Touched by an Angel. The book reviews editor for Journal of Screenwriting, she lives in Los Angeles.