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Lois Weber in Early Hollywood
Author: Shelley Stamp

ISBN: 9780520284463
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 17 May 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3
Description:
Among early Hollywood's most renowned filmmakers, Lois Weber was considered one of the era's ?three great minds" alongside D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille. Despite her accomplishments, Weber has been marginalized in relation to her contemporaries, long ensconced as fathers of American cinema. Drawing on a range of materials untapped by previous historians, Shelley Stamp offers the first comprehensive study of Weber's remarkable career as director, screenwriter and actress. Lois Weber in Early Hollywood provides compelling evidence of the extraordinary role that women played in shaping American movie culture. Weber made films on capital punishment, contraception, poverty and addiction, demonstrating early cinema's power to engage topical issues for popular audiences. Her work also grappled with the profound changes in women's lives that unsettled Americans at the beginning of the twentieth century and her later films include sharp critiques of heterosexual marriage and consumer capitalism. Weber mentored many women in the industry, demanded a place at the table in early professional guilds, decried limited roles available for women on screen...

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