Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?: The Truth about Female Power in Hollywood

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Random House, 2002 - Social Science - 624 pages
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Ten years ago, Rachel Abramowitz began interviewing the most powerful women in the movie-making business in an effort to discover how they had infiltrated this male-dominated world. From superstar actors to independent directors, women in all arenas opened up to her, and the result is extraordinary—together, these stories comprise the most comprehensive history to date of women in Hollywood. Here, in their own candid and provocative words, are Jodie Foster, Penny Marshall, Dawn Steel, Sherry Lansing, Barbra Streisand, Nora Ephron, Meryl Streep, Jane Campion, and many others—in short, one of the most talented casts ever assembled. Poignant, inspiring, scandalous, and hilarious, this is at once a landmark look at the evolution of women’s place in filmmaking and a glimpse inside one of the most powerful industries in American culture.

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User Review  - Margaret - Goodreads

So... I just finished it and loved it! Tons of inside scoop on the Hollywood power structure, including lengthy portions on some women that I wasn't that familiar with, such as Polly Platt and Sue ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chandni - Goodreads

So good and a great read if you need a really thick book that isn't too heavy. Reads better than most beach trash fiction. Read full review

Contents

ROUGH BEGINNINGS
3
UNMARRIED WOMEN
31
SUE MENGERS IS HATCHED
47
Copyright

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About the author (2002)


Rachel Abramowitz has covered Hollywood for the last decade, primarily for Premiere magazine. Her work has also appeared in Mirabella and The New York Times Magazine. She graduated from Yale and lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and son.

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