November 2003
Daily Variety;11/12/2003, Vol. 281 Issue 29, pA8
Trade Publication
Highlights major milestones in the entertainment industry. Appearance of Alice Guy as the first woman to break into the entertainment business in 1895; Launch of Viola Lawrence's career as first female editor in 1915; Development of the production company of Lois Weber, the first American-born woman director in 1917; Citation of Janet Grantor as the first actress Oscar winner in 1929.


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