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By Erin Hill

Histories of ladies in Hollywood often recount the contributions of lady administrators, screenwriters, designers, actresses, and different inventive body of workers whose names loom huge within the credit. but, from its inception, the yank movie depended on the hard work of millions extra girls, employees whose important contributions usually went unrecognized. 
Never Done introduces generations of girls who labored behind the curtain within the movie industry—from the workers’ better halves who hand-colored the Edison Company’s movies frame-by-frame, to the feminine immigrants who toiled in MGM’s backrooms to provide superbly beaded and embroidered costumes. hard the dismissive characterization of those girls as purely menial employees, media historian Erin Hill indicates how their hard work used to be necessary to the and required huge technical and interpersonal talents. Sketching a historical past of ways Hollywood got here to outline convinced occupations as lower-paid “women’s work,” or “feminized labor,” Hill additionally unearths how enterprising girls finally received a foothold in additional prestigious divisions like casting and exposure.   
Poring via infrequent files and integrating the firsthand money owed of ladies hired within the movie undefined, the ebook provides a voice to ladies whose paintings used to be essential but mostly invisible. because it strains this lengthy heritage of ladies in Hollywood, Never Done unearths the endurance of sexist assumptions that, even at the present time, depart ladies within the media underpraised and underpaid. 

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