Hilary Hallett on the Women Who Made Hollywood

Go West, Young Women!  cover imageColumbia history professor Hilary Hallett has been getting some wonderful advance praise for her new book, Go West, Young Women!, which explores the influx of women in early Hollywood and their role in the development of Los Angeles and the nascent film industry. The Huffington Post included Go West, Young Women! in their list of 10 Must-Read Books, noting that “university presses are publishing some of the best and most provocative books on film and film history.”

The book also appeared on The Page 99 Test, a blog that asks authors to publish the 99th page of their book and describe its significance. In Hallett’s entry, she looks at the meaning of the Horace Greeley quote that inspired the title for the book.

Last year, Hallett received the Western History Association’s prestigious Jensen-Miller Prize for Best Article in Women’s and Gender History for “Based on a True Story: New Western Women and the Birth of Hollywood”, which appeared in the Pacific Historical Review.

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