When the Hollywood Studio System Was Taken to Court - Articles

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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jul 17, 2019

In the 1930s and '40s, Hollywood was the new home to the major motion picture studios. It turns out that the actors and especially the actresses that sustained the popularity of the studios were not always treated fairly. This column by Russell Fowler digs into three instances where women -- Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland and Mary Pickford -- had had enough and took their complaints to the courts. If you are a fan of any movie genre, you'll want to know these behind-the-scenes stories.

Also in this issue, don't miss this review of the book, Indianapolis, by Nashville lawyer Stephen Barton.