Independent Stardom: Freelance Women in the Hollywood Studio System

Carman, Emily

Published by Univ Texas Press, 2015
ISBN 10: 1477307311 / ISBN 13: 9781477307311
New / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
From C. Clayton Thompson - Bookseller (BOONE, NC, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. Here are our closest matches for Independent Stardom: Freelance Women in the Hollywood Studio System by Carman, Emily.

Description:

BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2117399

About this title:

Synopsis:

Runner-up, Richard Wall Memorial Award, Theatre Library Association, 2016

During the heyday of Hollywood’s studio system, stars were carefully cultivated and promoted, but at the price of their independence. This familiar narrative of Hollywood stardom receives a long-overdue shakeup in Emily Carman’s new book. Far from passive victims of coercive seven-year contracts, a number of classic Hollywood’s best-known actresses worked on a freelance basis within the restrictive studio system. In leveraging their stardom to play an active role in shaping their careers, female stars including Irene Dunne, Janet Gaynor, Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard, and Barbara Stanwyck challenged Hollywood’s patriarchal structure.

Through extensive, original archival research, Independent Stardom uncovers this hidden history of women’s labor and celebrity in studio-era Hollywood. Carman weaves a compelling narrative that reveals the risks these women took in deciding to work autonomously. Additionally, she looks at actresses of color, such as Anna May Wong and Lupe Vélez, whose careers suffered from the enforced independence that resulted from being denied long-term studio contracts. Tracing the freelance phenomenon among American motion picture talent in the 1930s, Independent Stardom rethinks standard histories of Hollywood to recognize female stars as creative artists, sophisticated businesswomen, and active players in the then (as now) male-dominated film industry.

About the Author: Emily Carman is an assistant professor of film studies in the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Independent Stardom: Freelance Women in the ...
Publisher: Univ Texas Press
Publication Date: 2015
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: BRAND NEW

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Emily Carman
Published by University of Texas Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1477307818 ISBN 13: 9781477307816
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Texas Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Runner-up, Richard Wall Memorial Award, Theatre Library Association, 2016 During the heyday of Hollywood s studio system, stars were carefully cultivated and promoted, but at the price of their independence. This familiar narrative of Hollywood stardom receives a long-overdue shakeup in Emily Carman s new book. Far from passive victims of coercive seven-year contracts, a number of classic Hollywood s best-known actresses worked on a freelance basis within the restrictive studio system. In leveraging their stardom to play an active role in shaping their careers, female stars including Irene Dunne, Janet Gaynor, Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard, and Barbara Stanwyck challenged Hollywood s patriarchal structure. Through extensive, original archival research, Independent Stardom uncovers this hidden history of women s labor and celebrity in studio-era Hollywood. Carman weaves a compelling narrative that reveals the risks these women took in deciding to work autonomously. Additionally, she looks at actresses of color, such as Anna May Wong and Lupe Velez, whose careers suffered from the enforced independence that resulted from being denied long-term studio contracts. Tracing the freelance phenomenon among American motion picture talent in the 1930s, Independent Stardom rethinks standard histories of Hollywood to recognize female stars as creative artists, sophisticated businesswomen, and active players in the then (as now) male-dominated film industry. Seller Inventory # AAJ9781477307816

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Carman, Emily
ISBN 10: 1477307818 ISBN 13: 9781477307816
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 24193601-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Emily Carman
Published by University of Texas Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1477307818 ISBN 13: 9781477307816
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Texas Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Runner-up, Richard Wall Memorial Award, Theatre Library Association, 2016 During the heyday of Hollywood s studio system, stars were carefully cultivated and promoted, but at the price of their independence. This familiar narrative of Hollywood stardom receives a long-overdue shakeup in Emily Carman s new book. Far from passive victims of coercive seven-year contracts, a number of classic Hollywood s best-known actresses worked on a freelance basis within the restrictive studio system. In leveraging their stardom to play an active role in shaping their careers, female stars including Irene Dunne, Janet Gaynor, Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard, and Barbara Stanwyck challenged Hollywood s patriarchal structure. Through extensive, original archival research, Independent Stardom uncovers this hidden history of women s labor and celebrity in studio-era Hollywood. Carman weaves a compelling narrative that reveals the risks these women took in deciding to work autonomously. Additionally, she looks at actresses of color, such as Anna May Wong and Lupe Velez, whose careers suffered from the enforced independence that resulted from being denied long-term studio contracts. Tracing the freelance phenomenon among American motion picture talent in the 1930s, Independent Stardom rethinks standard histories of Hollywood to recognize female stars as creative artists, sophisticated businesswomen, and active players in the then (as now) male-dominated film industry. Seller Inventory # AAJ9781477307816

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Carman, Emily
Published by Univ Texas Press
ISBN 10: 1477307818 ISBN 13: 9781477307816
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Texas Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2751968

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Carman, Emily
Published by University of Texas Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1477307818 ISBN 13: 9781477307816
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Texas Press, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 1477307818

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Carman, Emily
Published by Univ of Texas Pr (2015)
ISBN 10: 1477307818 ISBN 13: 9781477307816
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Texas Pr, 2015. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 220 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1477307818

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.37
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Carman, Emily
Published by University of Texas Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1477307818 ISBN 13: 9781477307816
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Texas Press, 2015. Condition: New. Series: Texas Film & Media Studies Series. Num Pages: 236 pages, 37 b&w photos. BIC Classification: 1KBB; JFSJ1; KNTC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 661. Weight in Grams: 539. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781477307816

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Emily Carman
Published by University of Texas Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1477307818 ISBN 13: 9781477307816
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Texas Press, 2015. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # GH9781477307816

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.69
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Carman, Emily
Published by University of Texas Press
ISBN 10: 1477307818 ISBN 13: 9781477307816
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Texas Press. Condition: New. Series: Texas Film & Media Studies Series. Num Pages: 236 pages, 37 b&w photos. BIC Classification: 1KBB; JFSJ1; KNTC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 661. Weight in Grams: 539. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781477307816

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Emily Carman
Published by University of Texas Press
ISBN 10: 1477307818 ISBN 13: 9781477307816
New Paperback Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Texas Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 236 pages. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781477307816

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 8 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book