Jaakko Seppälä [email protected] Kameran takaa kameran eteen: Naiset ja amerikkalainen mykkäelokuva.
Kameran takaa kameran eteen:
Naiset ja amerikkalainen mykkäelokuva
‘In no line of endeavor has woman made so emphatic an impression than in the film industry… [O]ne may not name a single vocation in either the artistic or business side of its progress in which women are not conspicuously engaged.’- Robert Grau, “Woman’s Conquest in Filmdom”
Anyone who went to the movies in the spring of 1927 knew who ran wildest, boldest, and beyond control. “She was the girl of the year”, wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald, “the ‘It’ girl, the girl for whose services every studio was in violent competition. This girl was the real thing, someone to stir every pulse in the nation.” She had a heart-shaped face, an hour-glass figure, and thick auburn hair dyed a flaming orange-red. She had “It,” the most desirable attribute of the decade. She was twenty-one. Her name was Clara Bow.- David Stenn