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A Retroactive #MeToo from Hollywood's Golden Age

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In 2017, the #MeToo Movement began exposing Hollywood’s culture of sexual violence, which then broadened into a global rallying cry. But sexual coercion and abuse has long had a place in Hollywood as three recently-released books attest. The books examine the working conditions of women during Hollywood’s Golden Age and the abuses of casting couch predators like Howard Hughes and Harry Cohn. We’ll talk with the authors about the vast contributions –and challenges- for women in the studio era

Guests:

Karina Longworth, author, "Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood"; creator, "You Must Remember This" podcast <br />

Jennifer Smyth, professor of history, University of Warwick; author, "Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood"<br />

Victoria Riskin, author, "Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir"; former president, Writers Guild of America, West

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