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Abramowitz, Rachel. Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?: Women’s Experience of Power in Hollywood. New York: Random House, 2000. 

Acker, Ally. Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema, 1896 to the Present. New York: Continuum, 1991.

Anderson Wagner, Kristen. Comic Venus: Women and Comedy in American Silent Film. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2018.

Anselmo-Sequeira, Diana.  “Apparitional Girlhood:  Material Ephemerality and  the  Historiography of  Female Adolescence in Early American Film.”  Spectator   33, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 25–35.

Balcerzak, Scott.  Buffoon Men: Classic Hollywood Comedians and Queered Masculinity.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2016.

Basinger, Jeanine.  A Woman’s View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930-1960.  New York: Knopf, 1993.

Bean, Jennifer M., and Diane Negra, eds.  A Feminist Reader on Early Cinema.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2002.

Bell, Elizabeth, Lynda Haas, and Laura Sells, eds. From Mouse to Mermaid: The Politics of Film, Gender, and Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Benshott, Harry M., and Sean Griffin.  Queer Images: A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America.  Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.

Berenstein, Rhona J. Attack of the Leading Ladies: Gender, Sexuality, and Spectatorship in Classic Horror Cinema. New York, Columbia University Press, 1996.

Bull, Sofia and Astrid S. Widding. Not so Silent: Women in Cinema Before Sound. Stockholm: Stockholms Universitet, 2010. 

Clarke, Liz.  The American Girl Goes to War: Women and National Identity in Silent Film. Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2022.

Connolly, Matt.  “Liberating the Screen: Gay and Lesbian Protests of LGBT Cinematic Representations, 1969-1974.” Cinema Journal 57:2 (Winter 2018): 66-88.

Cooper, Mark Garrett.  Universal Women: Filmmaking and Institutional Change in Early Hollywood.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.

Corber, Robert J.  Cold War Femme: Lesbianism, National Identity, and Hollywood Cinema. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.

Desjardins, Mary R. Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

Doane, Mary Ann.  The Desire to Desire: The Woman’s Film of the 1940s.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press 1987.

Dunn, Stephane.  Baad Bitches and Sassy Supermamas: Black Power Action Films.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Erens, Patricia, ed.  Sexual Stratagems: The World of Women in Film. New York: Horizon Press, 1979.

Francke, Lizzie. Script Girls: Women Screenwriters in Hollywood. London: British Film Institute, 1994.

Gerstner, David A.  Manly Arts: Masculinity and Nation in Early American Cinema.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2006. 

Gledhill, Christine and Julia Knight, eds. Doing Women’s Film History. Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 

Good, Howard.  Girl Reporter: Gender, Journalism, and the Movies.  Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1998.

Grant, Gary Keith, ed.  The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film, 2nd ed.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015.  

Greven, David.  Representations of Femininity in American Genre Cinema: The Woman’s Film, Film Noir, and Modern Horror. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Hallett, Hilary.  Go West, Young Woman: The Rise of Early Hollywood.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.

Hastie, Amelie. Cupboards of Curiosity: Women, Recollection, and Film History. Duke University Press, 2007.

Hoffman, Alison Rene. “Our Bodies, Our Cameras: Women’s Experimental Cinema in the U.S., 1964–1976.”   PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010.

Holliday, Wendy. “Hollywood and Modern Women: Screenwriting, Work Culture, and Feminism, 1910-1940.” PhD Dissertation. New York University, 1995.

Horak, Laura.  Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Jacobs, Lea.  The Wages of Sin: Censorship in the Fallen Woman Film.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991.

Jordan, Jessica Hope.  The Sex Goddess in American Film 1930-1965: Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield.  Amherst NY: Cambria Press, 2009.

Juhasz, Alexandra. Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001. 

Kaplan, E.A. Feminism and Film. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. 

Karlyn, Kathleen R. Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers: Redefining Feminism on Screen. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011. 

Kenaga, Heidi. “Making the ‘Studio Girl’: The Hollywood Studio Club and Industry Regulation of Female Labor.” Film History: An International Journal 18, no. 2 (2006): 129-139.

Knight, Julia, and Christine Gledhill.  Doing Women’s Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Kowalski, Rosemary Ann Ribich. Women and Film: A Bibliography. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1976.

Lee, Peter W.Y.  From Dead Ends to Cold Warriors: Constructing American Boyhood in Postwar Hollywood Films.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2021.

Lowe, Denise. An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films1895–1930. New York: Haworth, 2005.

Mahar, Karen Ward.  Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.

Peirse, Alison, ed.  Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, and Genre.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Petro, Patrice. Aftershocks of the New: Feminism and Film History. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2002.

Potter, Susan. Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2019.

Pribram, E. Diedre.  Female Spectators: Looking at Film and Television.  New York: Verso, 1988.

Rabinovitz, Lauren.  For the Love of Pleasure: Women, Movies, and Culture in Turn of the Century Chicago.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1998.

Rabinovitz, Lauren. Points of Resistance: Women, Power, and Politics in the New York Avant-garde Cinema, 1943-1971.   Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.

Regester, Charlene B.  African American Actresses: The Struggle for Visibility, 1900-1960.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.

Rich, B. Ruby.  Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement.  Durham: Duke University Press, 1998.

Robertson, Pamela. Guilty Pleasures: Feminist Camp from Mae West to Madonna. Durham, N.C: Duke University Press, 1996. 

Rosen, Marjorie.  Popcorn Venus: Women, Movies, and the American Dream.  New York: Avon Books, 1973.

Russo, Vito.  The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies.  New York Harper and Row, 1981.

Shore, Amy. Suffrage and the Silver Screen. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2014.

Slide, Anthony.  The Silent Feminists: America’s First Women Directors.  Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1996.

Slide, Anthony. “Early Women Filmmakers: The Real Numbers.” Film History: An International Journal 24, no. 1 (2012): 114-121.

Smith, Sharon. Women Who Make Movies. New York: Hopkinson and Blake, 1975.

Stamp, Shelly.  Movie-Struck Girls: Women and Motion Picture Culture After the Nickelodeon.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Studlar, Gaylyn.  “The Perils of Pleasure? Fan Magazine Discourse on Women’s Commodified Culture in the 1920s.” Wide Angle 13:1 (1991): 6-33.

Studlar, Gaylyn.  Precocious Charms: Stars Performing Girlhood in Classical Hollywood Cinema. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013.

Tapert, Stephen.  Best Actress: The History of Oscar-Winning Women. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Wagner, Kristen Anderson. Comic Venus: Women and Comedy in American Silent Film. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2018.

Warren, Shilyh.  Subject to Reality: Women and Documentary Film.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2019.

Welch, Rosanne, ed. When Women Wrote Hollywood: Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry. Jefferson: McFarland, 2018.

White, Patricia.  Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Respectability.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.

Wuest, Bryan. “Defining Homosexual Love Stories: Pat Rocco, Categorization, and the Legitimation of Gay Narrative Film.” Film History 29:4 (2017): 59-88.

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