The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920 earning women in the United States the right to vote. At around the same time, women who had creatively dominated the film industry saw their prominence in the field turned over to men, who recognized the money-making possibilities of the growing industry.
A quote good enough to repeat from last month’s newsletter is from Oscar-winner Viola Davis, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.” In this newsletter, we profile women of color during the silent film era whose contributions to the movie industry were hard-earned and the obstacles that they encountered underappreciated. They took whatever opportunities came their way to demonstrate their talents.
Hollywood: Her Story is the Gold Medal Winner in the category of Fine and Performing Arts from eLit Awards.
In the current environment, as the U.S. is confronting the issue of racism, we want to acknowledge the African-American women who were the firsts in receiving Oscar nods for acting.
We are delighted to report that Hollywood: Her Story is now available in a Korean language version!Read More
Hollywood: Her Story won Best Overall Design in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and was named a Finalist in Coffee Table Book/Photography and Historical (Non-Fiction).
During the Great Depression, a significant escape for many people was the movies. Shirley Temple danced and sang her way into hearts around the country. Read More
Hollywood: Her Story won the Gold Medal in the category Performing Arts (Music/Dance/Cinema/Theater) in the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Of course the book in AtHomeInHollywood’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide would be a beautiful edition full of 1,000 photos of women in Hollywood from the 1890s to the present.Read More
Hooray for Hollywood! More specifically Hooray for the women who made extraordinary contributions to American cinema for over 100 years. It’s all documented in a beautiful book of photos and essays from the silent era to today called “Hollywood: Her Story, an Illustrated History of Women and the Movies.” Authors Jill Tietjen and Barbara Bridges unveil rarely told stories about pioneering women writers, producers, directors and actresses. A treat for film fans.