Author Archive for: ‘Hilary A. Hallett’

Sex Matters: The Rise of Early Hollywood

This essay distils some of the claims made in my book Go West, Young Women! The Rise of Early Hollywood. [1] That project mines the importance of Hollywood’s rise in the American West by exploring how this location became central to the first myths told about the film industry’s social significance. These myths – spun in advertisements, booster campaigns, newspapers columns, …

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