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The Rise and Fall of Female Stunt Players in Silent Movies

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Athletic actresses were the first stuntwomen. The freedom to drive cars and the promise of the vote brought big social changes that benefited women and expanded their opportunities. Working-class ... More


Stunt Performers Organize

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the old movie moguls left the business, corporations took over the studios. The Stuntmen’s Association was founded, but women and minorities were excluded. In response, the Stuntwomen’s ... More


Breaking the Code of Silence

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

To fight the system (men’s power to hire), the Stuntwomen’s Subcommittee distributed a survey to Los Angeles and New York stuntwomen to prove to SAG that there were problems. After actor Vic Morrow ... More


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