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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
Genre
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
Language note
English
LC call number
PN1995.9.W6
LC item number
G744 2015eb
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
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Women in the motion picture industry
  • Women stunt performers
  • California
  • Kvinnor och filmindustrin, USA
Label
Stuntwomen : the untold Hollywood story, Mollie Gregory
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : opening shots -- I. The first stuntwomen : 1910-1960 -- 1. The rise and fall of female stunt players in silent movies -- 2. Blackface and wigs : men take over stunts -- 3. Television : more stunt work, if you can get it -- II. Taking on the system and fighting for change : 1960s-1980s -- 4. Stunt performers organize -- 5. Social turmoil brings new opportunities for women and minorities -- 6. The Women's Movement and female action heroes -- 7. Disaster movies and disastrous stunts -- 8. Stunt safety and gender discrimination -- 9. Danger, drugs, and death -- 10. Breaking the code of silence -- 11. Women's new attitudes and ambitions -- 12. Julie Johnson's day in court -- III. New professionals in better times : 1990s-2000s -- 13. High falls -- 14. Stunt fights -- 15. Car stunts -- IV. The digital age : 1995-2010 -- 16. Computer-generated imagery and the future of stunt work -- 17. Controversy and progress for stuntwomen
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923010559
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780813166230
Lccn
2015025673
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923010559
Label
Stuntwomen : the untold Hollywood story, Mollie Gregory
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : opening shots -- I. The first stuntwomen : 1910-1960 -- 1. The rise and fall of female stunt players in silent movies -- 2. Blackface and wigs : men take over stunts -- 3. Television : more stunt work, if you can get it -- II. Taking on the system and fighting for change : 1960s-1980s -- 4. Stunt performers organize -- 5. Social turmoil brings new opportunities for women and minorities -- 6. The Women's Movement and female action heroes -- 7. Disaster movies and disastrous stunts -- 8. Stunt safety and gender discrimination -- 9. Danger, drugs, and death -- 10. Breaking the code of silence -- 11. Women's new attitudes and ambitions -- 12. Julie Johnson's day in court -- III. New professionals in better times : 1990s-2000s -- 13. High falls -- 14. Stunt fights -- 15. Car stunts -- IV. The digital age : 1995-2010 -- 16. Computer-generated imagery and the future of stunt work -- 17. Controversy and progress for stuntwomen
Control code
923010559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813166230
Lccn
2015025673
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt17sjj6f
  • 053301ef-f8bf-4fe8-b02c-d5a96da06f23
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923010559

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