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Author Hill, Erin, 1977- author

Title Never done : a history of women's work in media production / Erin Hill
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 283 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Paper trail: efficiency, clerical labor, and women in the early film industry -- Studio tours: feminized labor in the studio system -- The Girl Friday and how she grew: female clerical workers and/as the system -- "His acolyte on the altar of cinema": the studio secretary's creative service -- Studio girls: women's professions in media production -- Epilogue: the legacy of "women's work" in contemporary Hollywood
Summary Never Done introduces generations of women who worked behind the scenes in the film industry-from dressmakers to secretaries to script readers. Challenging the dismissive characterization of these women as merely menial workers, media historian Erin Hill shows how their labor required considerable technical and interpersonal skills. As it pores through rare archives and integrates the firsthand accounts of women employed in the film industry, this book gives a voice to women whose work was indispensable yet largely invisible
Notes Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Los Angeles
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 19, 2016)
Subject Motion picture industry -- United States -- Employees.
Sex discrimination in employment -- United States.
Sex role in the work environment -- United States.
Women in the motion picture industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813574889 (e-book (epub))
0813574897 (electronic bk.)
9780813574882 (e-book (epub))
9780813574899 (electronic bk.)