Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Stuntwomen
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Mollie Gregory

Abstract

Stunts are fundamental to the movies. Stuntwomen examines the largely unexplored profession of stuntwomen in the American entertainment industry from the silent movie era to the 2000s. To their unique line of work, stunt players bring a combination of skills—athletics, acting, courage, adaptability, and a willingness to take risks. Minorities and women in the profession have battled institutional discrimination, unequal pay, and little access to higher positions. The book describes how stunt work began, its development over the decades, and its inherent dangers. It also charts the history of f ... More

Keywords: stunts in movies and TV, actors and athletes, sex and race discrimination, women and minorities in stunts, civil rights, women’s movement, digital and visual effects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813166223
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mollie Gregory, author