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No One Knows Their Names: Screenwriters in Hollywood
by Jorja Prover
University of Wisconsin Press, 1994
Paper: 978-0-87972-658-4
Library of Congress Classification PN1993.5.U65P76 1994

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This is the first study of Hollywood by an anthropologist. Jorja Prover examines how different groups of individuals, separated from one another superficially by ethnicity, race, and sex, function as writers in Hollywood. She describes the white “majority” Hollywood writers and explores their concerns and creative processes, and then discusses other writers who, until recently, have been virtually invisible in the entertainment industry—women, the physically challenged, gays, African Americans, Latinos, and Asians. In detailing their efforts at gaining professional acceptance, these writers introduce new, previously unmentioned issues involving access, advancement, talent, sexual harassment, and discrimination.
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