What Women Want: The Complex World of Dorothy Arzner and Her Cinematic Women

  title={What Women Want: The Complex World of Dorothy Arzner and Her Cinematic Women},
  author={Donna R. Casella},
  journal={Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media},
  pages={235 - 270}
  • Donna R. Casella
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media
In 1919, a then-unknown Dorothy Arzner was strolling through the various departments at Famous Players-Lasky (later Paramount) looking for that one aspect of the film industry that would pique her interest. She happened upon the set of Cecil B. DeMille. She studied his directing for a while, later noting what she learned: "I remember making the observation, 'if one was going to be in the movie business, one should be a director because he was the one who told everyone else what to do. In fact… Expand

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